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WAPA Gets Approval for New Propane Supplier, Extends Lease on Generating Unit as Vitol Standoff Continues

Ernice Gilbert | December 02, 2022

The V.I. Water and Power Authority board on Wednesday approved agreements with a propane supplier untied from Vitol and extended a lease with Aggreko LLC for use of its propane operating units. The moves take effect as WAPA's standoff with propane supplier Vitol continues into December. WAPA has said it would run out of propane by late Nov. or early December, and would have to implement rotating blackouts if a deal was not reached, or if it failed to secure another propane supplier. On Tuesday, WAPA announced that it successfully arranged a shipment of diesel enabling normal power production at the Randolph Harley Power Plant in St. Thomas and the Richmond Power Plant on St. Croix, an indication that its impasse with Vitol continued. Even so, WAPA said that due to the shift of operations to 100 percent diesel, "there will be sole reliance…

WAPA Finds Solution to Prevent Rotating Blackouts…

Ernice Gilbert | November 29, 2022

The V.I. Water and Power Authority announced late Tuesday that it has successful arranged a shipment…

WAPA Ends $41,666 Monthly Rental of Parking Lot and…

Staff Consortium | November 23, 2022

The V.I. Water and Power Authority announced this week that it has cut cost by $22,000 a month after…

WAPA Drops Illegal Mask Mandate at Sunny Isle Office…

Staff Consortium | November 18, 2022

The V.I. Water and Power Authority on Thursday dropped an illegal mask mandate the authority had in…

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