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WAPA Awards a Combined $80.5 Million in Contracts For Composite Pole Installation in St. Thomas and…

Staff Consortium | October 08, 2020

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said Thursday it has awarded three federally funded contracts to complete the installation of additional resilient composite poles in the St. Thomas – St. John district. The poles, to be installed in locations where electrical facilities cannot be undergrounded, are one component of a major transformation of the Authority’s electric system which aims to create more durable electric grids over the next three to five years, WAPA said. Composite poles have an eighty-year life span and are designed to withstand sustained wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. Currently on St. Thomas there are 800 composite poles including 253 on Water Island, and an additional 1,500 are scheduled to be installed over the next three years. On St. John, 1,000 composite poles have been previously installed, and 600…

WAPA Says it Has Received Funding to Perform Comprehensive…

Staff Consortium | September 30, 2020

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said Wednesday it applied for and was awarded federal funding…

WAPA Board Approves Contract With J. Benton Construction…

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020

WAPA on Thursday evening announced that its governing board authorized Executive Director Lawrence J.…

At PSC Meeting, Ferry Companies Plead for Financial…

Staff Consortium | September 23, 2020

The St. Thomas-St. John ferryboat operations are facing monumental financial headwinds as a result of…

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