Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
BVI Electricity Corporation
Topics: 
Electricity
Release Date:
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 1:39pm

General Manager for the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Mr. Leroy A.E. Abraham has disclosed that three new feeders have been restored on the electricity grid as restoration efforts continue.

Mr. Abraham said, “These feeders are Pockwood Pond East, Ridge Road 1 from the Long Bush Substation and Ridge Road 2 from the Long Swamp Substation.”

Mr. Abraham added, “By the end of March, the corporation is expected to have restored 98 percent of the Territory's electricity grid, taking into account that certain buildings are not structurally sound for reconnection.”

Restoration of electricity is 95 percent complete on Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda. Power has also been restored on 90 percent of Tortola and not 98 percentas was recently released.

Customers in the following areas are 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

 

The list is not reflective of all areas that require reconnection or where restoration teams are, but are areas where work has recently commenced.

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

Author

Nekita Turnbull

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