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Repairs Completed to Unit #18 Fuel Pump

(Monday, September 13, 2010)

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority technicians have completed repairs to gas turbine Unit #18 in St. Thomas’ Randolph E. Harley Power Plant and as of 4 p.m. returned service to all of the affected feeders which experienced rotation of power today.

Throughout the day, power was rotated to various sections of Feeders #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10 and the Ridge Road feeder while repairs were made to the generator, which tripped off –line at about 9 a.m. due to a problem with a fuel pump. A replacement pump was immediately secured and repairs completed shortly before 4 p.m.

Customers who may be experiencing problems in their area should call 774-1424 or 774-3552 extension 2211 to report any concerns.

WAPA apologizes for the inconvenience these outages may have presented to its customers. The utility also expresses appreciation for the cooperation of the larger St. Thomas hotels which generated their own power while repairs were in progress.