Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
BVI Electricity Corporation
Release Date:
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 8:31am

General Manager for the BVIEC, Mr. Leroy Abraham has said that restoration of electricity on Tortola is about 98 percent complete.

Mr. Abraham said the corporation has also completed 95 percent of its work on Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.  Restoration works are expected to be completed in a few weeks with March being earmarked for full restoration of electricity to the Territory.

Customers in the following areas are therefore asked to make preparations for reconnection:

  • Belmont Estate
  • Steele Point
  • Little Thatch
  • Windy Hill
  • Romney Park
  • Havers Estate
  • Tredfall
  • Doty Estate
  • Shannon Estate
  • Sage Mountain
  • Luck Hill
  • Brewers Bay
  • Mount Healty
  • Georges North Side
  • Fat Hog’s Bay
  • Paraquita Bay
  • Hodge’s Creek
  • Sophie Bay

Mr. Abraham said residents should seek the professional advice of a certified electrical inspector, and home and property owners should ensure that all generators are disconnected from the main electrical line in preparation for reconnection. He is calling on the public for its cooperation as this ensures the safety of residents and that of the linesmen.

Mr. Abraham added that the completion of reconnections is contingent on the arrival of materials.

“We’ve been awaiting transformers and most of the overhead main distribution has been built with preparations for the transformers already being made. Thankfully, Transformers arrived today (February 17) and they’ve been just dispatched so that we can start installing easily,” the General Manager said.

Persons can contact the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation by calling 494-3911or 852-4600.

Attached:  Audio of General Manager for the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation, Mr. Leroy Abraham.

https://bvi.gov.vg/sites/default/files/053_-_bviec_leroy_abraham_on_electricty_update_feb_17.mp3

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg