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BVIEC investigating 'root' cause of island-wide power outage

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is investigating an island-wide system shutdown that occurred some time after midnight on June 27, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
BVIEC Deputy General Manager, Henry O. Creque said the power company is investigating the 'rood cause' of the system shutdown. Photo: Facebook
BVIEC Deputy General Manager, Henry O. Creque said the power company is investigating the 'rood cause' of the system shutdown. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sometime around 1:00 A.M. on June 27, 2016 there was an island wide power outage that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is now investigating.

Power was out for more than four hours with Anegada the only sister island reportedly not affected.

Some customers were able to receive electricity before others in different parts of Tortola, however, by 8:00 A.M. power was completely restored.

This was confirmed by Deputy General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr Henry O. Creque.

“Power is restored everywhere now. We had a system shutdown. We are trying to do an investigation to get to the root of the shutdown so we wish not to give a comment on that as yet.” Mr Creque told Virgin Islands News Online.

The BVIEC is currently executing the Phase V Power Development Project, which will add three engines generating a total 26.7MW of power to the central VI Grid.

Speaking in the House of Assembly on June 23, 2016, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said the BVIEC Phase V Development Programme remains on track to be completed by the end of 2016.

11 Responses to “BVIEC investigating 'root' cause of island-wide power outage”

  • weed (27/06/2016, 09:59) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    poor we NDP cannot get anything right
    • stop (29/06/2016, 03:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Everythin is with the NDP????? PLEZZZZ i hate to hear people talkin bout NDP NDP all the time.....
  • NO COMMENT (27/06/2016, 10:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    see above.
  • vgman (27/06/2016, 10:19) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    virgin gorda needs a power plant
  • SMH (27/06/2016, 10:27) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Waste of time! They fought against bringing in the experts to deal with the plant now everybody acting shocked about whats happening.
    • wize up (27/06/2016, 15:07) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ SMH: I agree 100%..as a developing society the territory do not have a given level expertise in some areas and should embrace knowledge BUT have our people under-study so they will aspire to greatness and secure hands on experience especially in strategic technical fields
  • foxy (27/06/2016, 10:49) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    We heard this so many times before
  • wize up (27/06/2016, 20:06) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Isis !!!!
  • John (28/06/2016, 14:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are we going to get the results of the investigation? These politicians want to be in charge of everything.They don't want engineers in public works because they want to say they did it; they don't want health care professionals in charge of the hospital because they want to say they did it, they prefer preachers; and yes, they don't want educators in charge of education because they want to say they did it.
  • Soldier Boy (20/01/2017, 21:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Send the man flying to the pit of hell. It's a curse on the human race.


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