Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales has confirmed to Guardian Media that all power plants in Trinidad are currently down.

This has resulted in a nationwide power outage across the country shortly around 1pm today.

Gonzales said he is “investigating the matter.” Electricity energy is widely purchased, meters and fed into a national grid from independent producers. These are Power Gen Company of T&T, Trinidad Generation Unlimited and Trinity Power Ltd. Meanwhile, T&TEC has since issued a statement, stating that the cause of the incident is “unknown” at this time and advised customers that

they are experiencing “a major disturbance on the system and are working to restore supply within the shortest possible time.”