Power Outage Report II

Introduction:

This report presents a comprehensive analysis of power outages in Sint Maarten during June 2024, based on invaluable data provided by community members through our website. We extend our deepest gratitude to all residents who took the time to report these incidents, as their contributions are instrumental in pushing for greater transparency from GEBE.

The data collected not only sheds light on the frequency, duration, and impact of power outages across the island but also serves as a crucial record for potential future claims and policy changes. By quantifying the extent of the problem, we aim to provide a clear, data-driven picture of the challenges facing Sint Maarten’s power infrastructure.

As we present this analysis, we encourage continued participation from the public. Your reports are vital in our ongoing efforts to advocate for a more reliable and transparent power supply on Sint Maarten. Together, we can drive positive change and work towards a more stable energy future for our island.”

Power Outages in Sint Maarten so far…..

Distribution of power outages by area

  • Colebay: 34.0%
  • Dawn Beach: 15.6%
  • Pelican Key: 10.0%
  • Cupecoy: 7.2%
  • Middle Region: 6.0%
  • Simpson Bay: 4.4%
  • Other areas: 22.8%

    Distribution of power outage duration

    • Less than 2 hours: 15.3%
    • 2-3 hours: 68.2%
    • 3-4 hours: 12.1%
    • More than 4 hours: 4.4%

    Distribution of frustration levels

    • Level 6: 71.9%
    • Level 5: 7.6%
    • Level 4: 7.6%
    • Level 3: 8.7%
    • Level 2: 3.4%
    • Level 1: 1.1%

    Timing of power outages

    • Morning (6:00 AM – 12:00 PM): 29.0%
    • Afternoon (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM): 40.0%
    • Evening (6:00 PM – 12:00 AM): 24.0%
    • Night (12:00 AM – 6:00 AM): 7.0%