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Repairs Completed to Harley Plant Generator, Feeder Rotation Schedule Discontinued

(Wednesday, April 25, 2012)

WAPA ALERT

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

REPAIRS COMPLETED TO HARLEY PLANT GENERATOR

FEEDER ROTATION SCHEDULE DISCONTINUED TUESDAY NIGHT

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority engineers and technicians completed repairs to gas turbine Unit #23 in St. Thomas’ Harley Power Plant last night and returned all feeders to service by 11:42 p.m. The feeder rotation schedule implemented on Monday and Tuesday has been discontinued.

A wiring fault which occurred in the generator on Monday was repaired when subsequent troubleshooting determined that a computerized control card for the starting diesel component needed to be replaced. The part arrived from Puerto Rico Tuesday evening and was immediately installed.  After programming its software, the unit was returned to service before midnight.