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Tropical Storm Laura's winds caused electrical outages on a handful of St. Thomas feeders and one St. Croix feeder. The St. Thomas feeders have been restored but the St. Croix feeder remains out, according to an operational update issued by the V.I. Water and Power Authority at noon on Saturday.
Tension ran high Friday as Senators, meeting as the Committee of the Whole, grilled officials of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority devolved into chaos and decorum was relegated to the background.
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and Public Services Commission officials opposed two bills that would set minimum criteria of educational requirements for board members of each board.
WAPA executives responded to charges that it has been unresponsive to customer complaints by providing a full report to the Public Services Commission at its Thursday meeting, detailing the areas of concern and how they are being dealt with.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority promised improved efficiency, resiliency and greater renewable penetration, as part of a five-year transformation plan presented by WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer at the Revenue Estimating Conference.