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BVIEC has restored one-third of power throughout territory- Premier Smith

- no power yet to Jost van Dyke but water restored
BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has restored power to one-third of the territory following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance announced that 11 megawatts of power is being distributed to three main islands in the territory. Photo: YouTube
Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance announced that 11 megawatts of power is being distributed to three main islands in the territory. Photo: YouTube
WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - "We now have 15 to 20 percent of customers on Tortola with power with 50 percent on Virgin Gorda and 80 percent on Anegada."

This is according to Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, at a press conference held at Ritter House in Wickham's Cay II on Thursday October 26, 2017 and streamed live on the Government's YouTube page.

The Premier expressed that BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is once again distributing one-third of power throughout the territory.

He stated that 11 megawatts of power is being distributed to three out of the four main islands in the territory.

According to the Premier, "There is no electricity to Jost van Dyke but the team is working diligently to allow the West End feeder to send power to Jost van Dyke."

Water restored to JvD

However, Dr Smith stated that Jost van Dyke is better supplied with water, while noting that their reservoir was destroyed but water is being sent to a temporary reservoir.

"Further work is being done to provide a similar solution for distribution in elevated areas, while areas on Tortola are still being serviced by trucked water and intermittent pipe water," explained Dr Smith.

Meanwhile, sections of East End and Road Town will have running water soon as well as West End within the next two weeks, according to the Premier.

Dr Smith stated, "On Virgin Gorda, the Handsome Bay plant is working and producing water which is being distributed to most areas of The Valley including all the way to The Baths. We are working to restore the North Sound plant which was destroyed," adding that every night, reserviors on Anegada are filled.

A category 5 hurricane, Irma, struck the territory on September 6, 2017 which left the Virgin Islands in a state of devastation, homelessness and darkness.

11 Responses to “BVIEC has restored one-third of power throughout territory- Premier Smith”

  • Paula (29/10/2017, 12:17) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    They always forget about Josiah's Bay. Not cleaned, beach dirty, no water, no electricity, no District Representative to even check on us, unless it's election time. SMH
  • Lord o (29/10/2017, 13:02) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Nice when u live on the same street with a big shot... When they get u get.. I'm already hooked up.. Thanks to my big shot neighbor..Big shots first.. Sad.. That's how the world spins..
  • vex (29/10/2017, 15:59) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Orlando Smith has no credibility
  • voiceofthevoiceless (29/10/2017, 20:50) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    What about Purcell? Oh I forgot no so called 'big shots' live in Purcell.
  • @Paula (30/10/2017, 06:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    sometimes one have to forget about MPs etc and create a group that will come together and help to rebuild it will sure show that you are stronger in whatever circumstances and even stronger that they the MPs.Remember God help those who help themselves.So go out there and help yourselves.
  • Hmmm (30/10/2017, 06:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    As i was saying lol that means by december we should have more than half great. My picturegraph showing 1/3 is more than a 1/4 with lil over smiles. God no i hate fraction talk
  • Revenue (30/10/2017, 06:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wouldn't it make cents to put on your larger consumers areas so that $0 for September would greatly increase in October, November and December?
  • See (30/10/2017, 08:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nothing on the north coast .... at all . Not surprised . CGB still polluted and wires still on the access roads . Bring in the tourists
  • pat (30/10/2017, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    no electricity in west end purportedly until Feb or March and we have a "big shot" or two.

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