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BVIEC fails to explain spate of power outages

-Says committed to service and will take steps to avoid issues
February 23rd, 2019 | Tags: Power Outage BVIEC Virgin Islands electricity
Signage for the Henry Wilfred 'Freddie' Smith Power Station at Pockwood Pond, Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the recent spate of blackouts in the Territory, BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) via a release on Friday, February 22, 2019, reiterated its commitment to supplying power to the nation.

In its release, the utility company said, “We take our mandate very seriously in providing the best possible service to our customers by adequately supplying a reliable and continuous electrical supply to the entire British Virgin Islands population.”

No direct explanation

However, the release failed to directly explain the reason(s) for the recent spate of blackouts plaguing the territory and interrupting the daily lives of Virgin Islanders.

The release continues, “We remain committed in our efforts to take the necessary steps to mitigate, as much as humanly possible, issues which may cause an interruption to your electricity service and to minimize the duration of any interruption that may occur.”

The corporation says it regrets any inconvenience caused.  

14 Responses to “BVIEC fails to explain spate of power outages”

  • jack (23/02/2019, 21:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    More blah blah blah
  • WTF (23/02/2019, 21:53) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is UN-F-ING BELIEVEABLE !!!
    5 Times in the past 3 days!!!
  • NICK (24/02/2019, 07:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    every other days around haverst hill.
  • myron (24/02/2019, 08:21) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    They do not care about us.
  • Anegadian (24/02/2019, 10:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    ANEGADA IS HAVING LOTS OF POWER ISSUES AS WELL. LOAD SHEDDING ALL WEEK. MAJOR PROBLEMS AT THAT PLANT AS WELL
  • wize up (24/02/2019, 11:25) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Henry missing
    • Your backside (24/02/2019, 12:33) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

      That's what all you think!!! I just waiting for someone to write this s***. When he was there it was going off too!!! Henry my a##!!! There are notices out advisijf that maintenance is going on. So off course power will be off and on .....set a moo moo in this place. Read read read if you all need info it's out there.

      • wize up (24/02/2019, 20:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ your backside: mind you blow a fuse(easy homeboy)..sound like you on some serious medication!!!!!
  • concern (24/02/2019, 11:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Henry it is evident, stay in your lane.
  • Research (24/02/2019, 12:20) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Obeah they a wuk
  • Charley Rose (24/02/2019, 13:59) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    If we are concern about the power outage now, that is just the beginning of things to come. In case you did not remember, there is a huge bill to be paid to Delta Petroleum for the law suite. The BVIEC needs to be proactive and minimise wastage. For instance all the street lights could be powered by solar power. One need to visit Antigua and see the entire airport is powered by solar power.

    The problem we have here in the BVI is that we spend too much on contracts to our friends and supporters in order to get votes. This practice must stop immediately.
    • chad (25/02/2019, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      On the Delta lawsuit, it is Delta who owes the electricity company. On streetlights, it is the gov who is responsible for them, electricity just puts up what the gov ask it to buy.
  • ThinkTank (24/02/2019, 16:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The power outages are not random, it is orchestrated to make it look like they are having issues. It's just a ploy to interrupt the general elections when the counting begins. I can bet if anything this will be an issue....hope they have back up power for the counters or they use batteries.....mmmmh
  • Fits (24/02/2019, 20:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Power was perfect from when they replaced until the planned outage when they put in high voltage something. Since then it has been on and off. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


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