Tag: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)

WAPA Cuts Power To 9,200 Customers on St. Croix Today; 4,100 On St. Thomas

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that 9,200 customers lost power on St. Croix today. WAPA said four St. Croix estates were without electricity because “of a loss of generation capacity at the Estate Richmond power plant.” “Plant personnel are working to rebuild capacity in order to restore service to the […]

WAPA: Power Outage Tomorrow Will Affect Four Estates In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that about 4,100 customers will experience a two-hour power outage beginning at 5 a.m. on Friday. WAPA said its crews will be working in the Fort Mylner area to “reconfigure” the “electrical load on two feeders.” The affected areas include: Wintberg, Nadir, Frydenhoj and […]

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Fund Renewables, Microgrids in U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico which are still struggling […]

Bryan Honors Linemen in the U.S. Virgin Islands on National Lineman Appreciation Day

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. celebrated the profession of electrical linemen this week for “National Lineman Appreciation Day” today. Bryan said that he wishes to honor all Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) line personnel, and linemen who remain in the territory following the post-hurricane restoration for their exemplary service to the territory […]

WAPA To Shut Off Potable Water Supply To Parts Of St. Croix For Six Hours Today

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that potable water service to several areas on St. Croix will be turned off for at least six hours today. Water Distribution crews need to make repairs to a leaking 12-inch water main at D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace in Estate Richmond, according to WAPA. “Work […]

WAPA Checking To See Why 2,064 People Are Without Electricity On St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it is looking in to what caused 2,064 on St. Croix to be without electricity. WAPA said a Line Department crew was patroling St. Croix’s Feeder 10A “to identify the origin of an electrical service interruption.” The feeder affects people living in La Grande Princesse […]

WAPA Water Main Break Shuts Down Addelita Cancryn Junior High Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The effects of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s damaged main water line spilled over into today with at least one public school closing in St. Thomas — and two others affected. The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas – St. John District said that the Addelita Cancryn Junior High […]

WAPA: St. Thomas and St. John Experience ‘Major’ Power Outage This Morning After Generators ‘Trip’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted on Facebook this morning that a “major” power outage is affecting its customers in St. Thomas and St. John this morning. “The interruption occurred at 9:35 a.m. when two generating units at the Randolph Harley Power Plant tripped off-line,” WAPA said. “Plant personnel are […]

WAPA Turns Off Power In St. Thomas And St. John … Five Feeders Disconnected Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — About 11,700 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers on five St. Thomas and St. John feeders are without electrical service this morning. WAPA said the “power interruption” is the result of a” tripped generating unit at the Randolph Harley Power Plant” on St. Thomas. “Customers on Feeders 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B […]

St. Croix Senator Asks Governor To Call Out National Guard To Get Water To Frederiksted

FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes said today she acknowledges that WAPA’s distribution of potable water to residents west of the Kingshill storage tank continues to be a problem. Considering this, Senator Barnes is once again calling on Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to activate the resources of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to […]