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Reduced Emergency Feeder Rotation Schedule

(Tuesday, August 05, 2014)

 The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has reduced the emergency feeder rotation schedule for Tuesday, August 5.  On Monday evening, repairs were completed to unit #14 at the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas, allowing the unit to be safely brought online.  Shortly thereafter, the Authority began closing the remaining feeders still experiencing service interruptions.  By 9:15 p.m., there were no service interruptions to distribution feeders resulting from the loss of generating units. 

While getting unit #14 back online brings some needed relief to the Authority and its customers, the stability of the system is priority.  As a precautionary measure, until another unit becomes available, feeder rotation will continue on a reduced schedule. 

Tuesday’s emergency rotation schedule was implemented based on the best available resources.  Rotations continue to be conducted in a manner that would ensure service is retained by as many residential and commercial customers as possible. The feeder rotation schedule is tentative and is subject to change.  Scheduled times indicate when a feeder will be without service.

6 a.m. to 8 a.m. – 10A                                    8 a.m. to10 a.m. – 8B, 7B

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – RR, 7A 7E                     12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – 7C, 9D, 9C

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – 7D, 6A                               4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – 10A, 9A

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – 8A, 6B                               8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – 9E

After carefully observing the progress of Tuesday’s rotation schedule, a determination will be made for additional scheduling.  Customers with generators are encouraged to use them during the rotation schedule.

WAPA Executive Director Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. expressed his appreciation to the hard working men and women of the Authority who worked nonstop during these emergency rotations to get the unit repaired and get service returned to the customers.

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused by these service interruptions.