Details on the Power Outage

Just passing along some information we received on the ongoing outages…

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WAPA Implements Emergency Feeder Rotations on St. Thomas

On Sunday, August 3, generating units #14 and #18, at the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s Randolph Harley Power Plant failed to operate.  Repair crews assessed the units and determined extensive repairs were warranted.  Based on the need to provide service to all customers, emergency feeder rotations were immediately implemented on 2-3 hour rotation schedules.  Throughout the day, the feeder loads can peak or dip making it extremely difficult to predict an advance schedule, as was the case on Sunday.  However, the rotation schedule was monitored throughout Sunday, to determine the best available resources for Monday, August 4, in order to publish a rotation schedule.

Rotations will be conducted in a manner to ensure service is retained by as many residential and commercial customers as possible. The below tentative feeder rotation schedule is subject to change.

6 am – 8 am                                                                 8am – 10am

9D                                                                               7D

7E                                                                                6A

9A                                                                               9C

10A                                                                             7B

10am – 12 pm


RR (Ridge Road)



12pm – 2 pm                                                                2pm – 4pm

7A                                                                               7D

7C                                                                               9C

9D                                                                               8A

7B                                                                               RR (Ridge Road)

4pm – 6 pm






After carefully observing the progress of the 12 – 6 p.m. schedule, a determination will be made for additional scheduling.

Customers with generators are encouraged to use them during the rotation schedule.  The Authority apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these interruptions and will do our best to minimize the inconvenience to customers.

For additional information, email [email protected].

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