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WAPA Schedules Emergency Outage for Wednesday Morning, Updates STX Rotational Power Outages

STX 2024 Rotational Outage Schedule Template

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (Authority) advises the public of a scheduled emergency outage on St. Croix to occur Wednesday, April 17, from 4 a.m. through 6 a.m. The purpose of the outage is to safely de-energize Unit 20 to allow WAPA plant personnel to safely perform maintenance on the T1 transformer.

Additional maintenance on the T1 transformer is required due to the increased load caused by the change in the operational configuration of the available generators. This outage is to prevent larger and more prolonged outages.

The emergency outage occurring in the morning will also impact the previously shared rotational outage schedule.

It is crucial to note that certain feeders continue to be exempt from the rotation schedule. These feeders serve critical lifeline customers, including the hospital and airport, ensuring the continuity of essential services.

The emergency outage scheduled tomorrow from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. will affect the following feeders, (approximately 9,583 customers):

Feeder 2A

Feeder 3A

Feeder 4A

Feeder 6A

Feeder 6B

Feeder 7B

Feeder 9B

Feeder 10B

For feeder listings by neighborhood/area, visit: https://www.viwapa.vi/customer-service/feeder-listing

As the Richmond Power Plant continues to manage load demand with reduced generation capacity, the Authority urges all customers to conserve energy as much as possible to support the stability of the electrical grid and keep more feeders operational throughout the day.

As previously noted in yesterday’s press release, some customers may experience water service interruptions during electrical outages due to loss of power at varying pump stations.

For updates and more information, visit www.viwapa.vi or WAPA social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn or call 774-3552 – Press 6.

For the fastest information and updates, subscribe to WAPA alerts or sign up at:

https://www.viwapa.vi/news-information/advisory-details.

The revised scheduled rotation outage for the St. Croix district is as follows beginning Wednesday, April 17, until further notice:

Rotation 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.:

Outage: Feeder 2A

Rotation 10 a.m. – noon:

Outage: Feeder 3A and 4A

Rotation noon – 2 p.m.:

Outage: Feeder 6A and 7B

Rotation 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.:

Outage: Feeder 6B and 10B

Rotation 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.:

Outage: Feeder 3A and 4A

Rotation 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.:

Outage: Feeder 9B

Rotation 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.:

Outage Feeder 10B and 7B

Rotation 10 p.m. – noon:

Outage: Feeder 6B and 6A

The Authority emphasizes its understanding of the frustration and inconvenience that these outages are causing and sincerely appreciates the patience and understanding of the community during this time.

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Communication Department is committed to reaching, informing and connecting with the youngest members of the community to the eldest, through meaningful, transparent and effective communication.

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