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WAPA Says it Fared Well During Weather System; Line Crews Addressing Isolated Power Outages

Staff Consortium | July 30, 2020

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority power plants at Estate Richmond on St. Croix and Krum Bay in St. Thomas fared well in the recent weather system with no interruptions to power production, WAPA said Thursday. There were some sporadic feeder outages on Wednesday, Wednesday night, and Thursday morning associated with the increased winds of Tropical Storm Isaias. WAPA Line Department crews have been addressing several isolated electrical service interruptions in both districts. Additionally, at mid-afternoon today, crews completed planting new utility poles and transferring lines in the Golden Rock area. Work on the trouble calls will continue through the night tonight.    “These outages are routinely caused by primary service lines slapping against each other, trees intermittently contacting power lines, or tree branches and limbs…

Repairs for St. Croix Generator and Conversion of…

Staff Consortium | July 25, 2020

In an emergency meeting on Friday, the V.I. Water and Power Authority Governing Board approved repairs…

Rules Committee Advances Bill to Alter WAPA Board;…

Kia Griffith | July 24, 2020

During a Thursday Committee on Rules and Judiciary hearing, lawmakers approved Bill 33-0210, an Act…

WAPA Signs Contract for 4 New Generators and Battery…

Staff Consortium | July 21, 2020

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said Tuesday that it has entered into a $75 million contract…

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Mark Kragel is No Longer Employed at WAPA

Ernice Gilbert And Robert Moore | June 23, 2020

Mark Kragel, who worked at WAPA for a decade as its deputy legal counsel, is no longer employed at the authority, WAPA Communications Director Jean Greaux has confirmed to the Consortium. In a brief ...

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