Freeport, Grand Bahama --- (METERING.COM) --- July 29, 2009 - An island-wide check of all electric meters on Grand Bahama has recently been launched by the Grand Bahama Power Company.

Derick King, transmission and distribution director says the initiative was stimulated during a recently completed $2 million upgrade on the transmission and distribution infrastructure, when it was noticed that many meter boxes and meter centers are old or are in a state of disrepair.

“Power is a necessity but it is a dangerous commodity and we must make sure power that is going into every home is delivered safely,” added King.

During the review, each meter will be checked to ensure there are no exposed live parts that pose a safety risk to the customer. In addition it will allow customers with a defective meter can or meter center to have repairs or replacements made.

If such faulty meter cans or meter centers are found in a home, apartment or business, the owners will be given 30 days to have repairs or replacement carried out.

Grand Bahama Power Company Ltd. is a totally integrated utility company serving the island's 50,000 residents and commercial establishments from east to west.