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St. Thomas Power Returns to Normal

The last St. Thomas electric feeder came online and power returned to normal by 11:42 p.m. Tuesday after V.I. Water and Power Authority engineers and technicians completed repairs to the Harley Plant’s gas turbine Unit no. 23, according to WAPA.
The feeder rotation schedule implemented on Monday and Tuesday has been discontinued.
A wiring fault which occurred in the generator on Monday was repaired when subsequent troubleshooting determined that a computerized control card for the big generator’s starting diesel component needed to be replaced. (See related links below.) The part arrived from Puerto Rico Tuesday evening and was immediately installed. After programming its software, the unit was returned to service before midnight, WAPA officials said in a statement Wednesday morning.
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