Who We Are
The mission of the Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) is focused on the promotion of sustainable energy policies in the Virgin Islands that incorporates clean energy production and distribution, energy efficiency, transportation and energy consumption through outreach, financial incentives, training, and technical assistance. In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the availability and accessibility of technology within the energy sector. As a result, implementation of available technology has transcended the existing energy policies within the Virgin Islands. The VIEO plays a critical role in developing relevant energy policy and programs that can bridge the gap between deployable technology and integration best practices.
The VIEO was established under the Office of the Governor in 1974 under Executive Order 182-1974. The VIEO is the designated "state agency" charged with the planning, oversight, and coordination of energy programs according to Federal law. The VIEO also holds the special distinction as the sole agency charged with the implementation and coordination of energy policy from the Executive Branch to the Central Government and its instrumentalities.