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Utility Pole Fire Cuts STT-STJ Power Two Hours Sunday Night

A utility pole fire caused a two-hour power outage on St. Thomas Sunday evening.

WAPA May Forgo Hurricane Insurance for Second Year

The V.I. Water and Power Authority will likely enter the 2021 hurricane season without windstorm insurance, as it did last year, because it does not have the funds to pay for a policy.

WAPA Defers Payment on Disaster Loan, FirstBank Lines of Credit

The board of directors of the V.I. Water and Power Authority voted Thursday to allow the utility to defer payments due on millions of dollars in existing lines of credit with FirstBank and its Community Disaster Loan with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Fitch Keeps WAPA on Negative Watch, Cites Local Legislation

The Fitch Ratings agency said Thursday it is keeping the V.I. Water and Power Authority on a negative ratings watch, pointing to recent legislation creating a new commission with power over WAPA

Update: PowerCause Identified for Major Multi-Hour Power Outage on St. Thomas and St. John Tuesday Morning

A major electrical service interruption is affecting customers on St. Thomas and St. John following equipment failure at the Donald Francois electrical substation and a loss of generation capacity at the Randolph Harley Power Plant. The service interruptions began at 7:13 a.m.

Customers No Longer Required To Visit WAPA To Sign Up For Installment Plan

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.

Senators Criticize WAPA Then Bail It Out

Senate votes to bailout WAPA with funds from GERS.

Bryan Calls Emergency Legislative Meeting Over WAPA

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."

St. Thomas Solar Farm Being Rebuilt Bigger Than Before

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.

Senators Pounce on WAPA Credit Card Use, Contract Overruns

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.

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