Tag: Public Services Commission (PSC)

Another Liberty Mobile SNAFU, Customers Warned They Must Get A New Number

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The takeover of AT&T cellular assets in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Liberty Communications was supposed to be seamless to customers. However, now some Virgin Islanders are finding out it was so seamless, they never made the switch. In recent days, AT&T has begun sending out text messages to […]

Legislature Tries To Rein In WAPA By Giving PSC More Control Over It

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands legislature appears to be near to voting to increase Public Service Commission control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority (WAPA). As of December 31, WAPA had $190 million of electrical system revenue bonds and unamortized bond premiums and a total of $1.143 billion of liabilities, according to […]

Looking To Get Leaner And Meaner, V.I. WAPA Names A New Executive Director

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The financially-strapped Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is getting new leadership. The WAPA Governing Board has named Noel Hodge, currently chief operating officer of the water system, to serve as WAPA interim executive director. Lawrence Kupfer ended his role as executive director of WAPA on Monday or Tuesday, according to the […]

WRONG AND STRONG: WAPA Blames ‘Double’ Bill To Its Customers On 2017 Storms

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority told its customers that bills issued this month will represent a sixty-day service period as the authority “works to rebuild and restore both its automated metering and billing systems.” Each system was “severely impacted by the 2017 hurricanes, and efforts continue toward(s) full restoration,” according […]

WAPA Board Approves Three-Year Rental of 20-Megawatt Generator for St. Croix For $23.8M

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) addressed several power generation-related issues at its monthly meeting Thursday on St. Thomas. The WAPA board authorized Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer to enter into a lease agreement with Aggreko, LLC for the rental of a 20-megawatt generating unit to bolster […]