electricity

Airport vehicle plunges St Helena into darkness (statement added)

Power across most of St Helena was knocked out after an airport construction vehicle apparently brought down a power cable while being moved to Prosperous Bay Plain on Monday evening (3 September). A bright flash on Deadwood Plain was reported to be visible across the valley at Gordon’s Post. Power supplies were down across most of the …

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Prison plans in hand as Castle sets out vital projects

Basic designs are being drawn up for moving St Helena’s “unfit” prison out of Jamestown. Planning advice is being sought, according to a spokesman for St Helena Government (SHG). First, a new unit for young people with challenging behaviour must be built at Half Tree Hollow to make way for the prison to move into …

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Extra turbines are in the wind across island (comments added)

Go-ahead has been given for six new wind turbines to be erected on St Helena – with sites for more being considered on other parts of the island. St Helena Government says the existing turbines on Deadwood Plain help keep  down the extremely high cost of electricity, which is subsidised at a cost of about …

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