Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd., known locally as "CUC", commenced operations as the only public electric utility in Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, on May 10, 1966. The Company currently has an installed generating capacity of 161 megawatts (MW), and a record peak load of 103.3 MW was experienced on July 8, 2016. Our over 200 employees are committed to providing a safe and reliable electricity supply to over 28,000 customers. CUC has been through many challenging and exciting periods but has kept pace with Grand Cayman's rapid development for over 50 years. We are considered one of the most reliable and efficient power companies in the Caribbean.
About Grand Cayman
The Cayman Islands, a United Kingdom Overseas Territory with an approximate population of approximately 58,000, are comprised of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Located about 150 miles south of Cuba, 460 miles south of Miami and 167 miles northwest of Jamaica, the largest island is Grand Cayman with an area of 76 square miles.
The islands, discovered by Christopher Columbus during his fourth and final voyage in 1503, were originally named "Las Tortugas" for their large turtle population. The islands later became known as "Cayman", representing the Carib word for crocodiles, a large number of which existed at the time.
A Governor, presently Her Excellency Mrs. Helen Kilpatrick, CB, is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen. A democratic society, the Cayman Islands have a Legislative Assembly comprised of representatives elected from each of Grand Cayman's five districts as well as two representatives from the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.