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While the V.I. Water and Power Authority has offered an installment plan to customers whose March utility bill covers a roughly 60-day service period, a slight modification makes it more convenient to establish the payment plan.
Senate votes to bailout WAPA with funds from GERS.
With less than 24 hours notice, Friday afternoon Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called the Legislature into an emergency meeting Saturday, Dec. 21, to discuss "matters related to the V.I. Water and Power Authority."
The V.I. Water and Power Authority board approved an agreement with BMR USVI Renewables, LLC to redevelop the Donoe solar farm on St. Thomas. Before Hurricane Irma, the solar farm had a capacity of 4.188 megawatts, and it will be redeveloped with a capacity of 5.025 megawatts.
WAPA Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer came to the Senate Committee of the Whole Tuesday to share a plan to transform the authority. But senators were concerned the plan was nothing but promises.
Steps were taken by the V.I. Water and Power Authority’s board Thursday to engage companies that can perform early electrical damage assessment and begin repairs in the event of a hurricane this storm season.