2017 Kidwind Challenge
The 4th Annual Virgin Islands KidWind Challenge took place at the All Saints Cathedral School on March 10, 2017. A total of 7 teams participated in the 2017 Challenge representing from St. Croix was the St. Croix Central High School and the Freewill Baptist School. Hailing from St. Thomas was the Charlotte Amalie High School, Eudora Kean High School, Sts. Peter & Paul School, St, Thomas – St. John SDA School, and All Saints Cathedral School (our event hosts and defending 2016 champions). After three rounds and an extremely close competition, All Saints-Vikings and St. Thomas -St. John SDA – Crusaders went head to head in each category with the judges awarding the title of 2017 KidWind Champs to St. Thomas – St. John SDA being the only school to answer the type of axis (horizontal or vertical) used in the creation of their turbine. Their team scored 90.66 points out of a possible 100 points for their impressive win. The Crusaders represented the territory in the National KidWind Challenge in Anaheim, CA from May 22- 25, 2017 with a sponsored trip by the Energy Office placing 13th overall. Job well done!
Virgin Islands Energy Office – Who We Are
The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) establishes, monitors, and coordinates the integration of policies relating to conservation, use, control, distribution, and allocation of energy with respect to all energy matters. The VIEO is also the state-designated agency for the planning, implementation, oversight, and administration of federal funds to include the State Energy Program (SEP), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and the 2016 Empowering Insular Communities grants for Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation.