Public Invited to NV GEBE Open House and Power Plant Tour on Saturday

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PHILIPSBURG – As part of NV GEBEs 55th anniversary celebration this month, the power and water distributor will be having an Open House on Saturday, September 26 from 10.00AM to 2.00PM.

The Open House is a great opportunity for the entire family to come out and celebrate with NV GEBE employees and management.

The Open House will take place in the parking lot at the Management Building on C.A. Cannegieter Street where snacks and drinks will be provided.

All NV GEBE departments will have a booth with various types of information.  Promotional materials will also be given out to the public who comes to the Open House on Saturday.

Persons interested in a tour of the Cay Bay Power Plant have to have a valid Identification (ID) card with them. A bus at the Open House venue will take interested persons to the power plant where they will receive a tour of the facility.

NV GEBE recently celebrated its 55th anniversary having been in the electricity generation business since 1960.

Sint Maarten has transitioned from the kerosene lamp to 24-hours per day electricity.  Prior to that, electricity was supplied from 6.00pm to 11.00pm at night, and on weekends until one o’clock at night.

When the power plant in Cay Bay became operational in 1961, it provided electricity 24-hours per day to the community in areas that were connected, and by the end of 1963, the public of the entire island had electricity 24 hours per day up until today.

NV GEBE looks forward with confidence in order to be able to address the challenges that are to come and the opportunities that lay ahead; and the investments that need to be made in new technologies in order to keep serving the people of Sint Maarten.   NV GEBE the Power to Serve.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Cay Bay Power Plant opened in 1961