In 2011, the Virgin Islands Port Authority installed a 451-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system. This impressive PV system borders the airport’s landing strip and was funded by a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant through ARRA. Coastal Solar Energy Solutions’ Keith Freeman assisted in the development of the first large scale solar panel installation of its kind in the Virgin Islands. The solar array, provides enough power to reduce the airport’s utility bill by $35,000 each month. At 1,500 feet long and 14 feet wide, the installation was considered the largest solar project in the USVI at the time. The PV system produces approximately 15% of the airport’s energy needs, or 600,000 kilowatt-hours annually.
- St. Thomas Water Service Interruption Scheduled Wednesday for Est. Thomas August 15, 2017The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has scheduled a water service interruption for customers in Estate Thomas on Wednesday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while crews replace a 2 inch meter in the Estate Thomas Pump Station. The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this water service interruption, and ensures […]
- WAPA ANNOUNCES A SCHEDULED ELECTRICAL SERVICE INTERRUPTION FOR A PORTION OF RED HOOK, ST. THOMAS August 4, 2017Approximately 100 customers of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas will experience an electrical service interruption on Saturday, August 5, 2017. The interruption of service will begin at 3:30 a.m. and continue through 9 a.m. The service interruption is necessary to facilitate construction work being done […]
- Service Interruption Scheduled for Sunday – Section of St. Croix Feeder #8B August 4, 2017The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has scheduled a service interruption to a section of St. Croix Feeder #8B for Sunday, August 6, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Customers on Queen Cross, King Cross and Hospital Streets, as well as in Harrigan Court, will experience service interruption while crews work on Prince Street […]