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ALERT: WAPA Advises Residents of Electrical Service Interruptions Affecting 7 Feeders

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) advises the public that due to the loss of generating capacity at the Estate Richmond power plant on St. Croix, seven feeders are experiencing an electrical service interruption. Plant personnel are working to bring additional generating units on-line to begin the restoration process. At 6:20 p.m., Unit 20 tripped as did its associated heat recovery steam generator. 

Portions of Christiansted, Frederiksted and mid-island are affected by the service interruption.

Affected feeders include: 2A, 3A, 4A, 6A, 6B, 9B and 10B.

Additionally, throughout the afternoon hours Wednesday, WAPA experienced problems on a portion of St. Croix Feeder 6A, resulting in service interruptions. Line crews are continuing to troubleshoot the problems associated with this feeder.

The feeder serves the following areas: Betsy’s Jewel, Blue Mountain/Little Fountain, Canaan, Cane Bay/LaVallee, Club St. Croix, Colony Cove, Concordia East, a portion of Estate St. John, Gentle Winds, Estate Glynn, Golden Rock, Harborview, a portion of JFK Housing Community, Judith’s Fancy, La Grande Princesse, Mill Harbor, Mon Bijou, Morning Star, Salt River and Sugar Beach.

All efforts are being made to restore service to all affected customers as quickly and as safely as possible.

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