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August 26th, 2018
“Hook It Up Right” – Generator Safety

ROADTOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy General Manager for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr Henry O. Creque, is reminding the public to practice the safe usage of generators and ‘Hook It Up Right.’

November 10th, 2017
‘Several instances’ of generators feeding back into power lines- Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the influx of generators to the Virgin Islands (UK) after Hurricane Irma destroyed power lines, transformers and poles, leaving the territory without electricity on September 6, 2017, there has always been the concern of safety, especially the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and incorrectly connecting generators to homes and causing the power to feed back into the lines of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

November 7th, 2017
Power restoration to entire VI may take 'a month less'- Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although shying away from saying exactly when power would be restored to the entire Territory following the destruction to the electricity infrastructure by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, Deputy General Manager of BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Mr Henry O. Creque has said it is estimated to take a month less with the additional help being received.

July 17th, 2017
‘We have an issue with each of the new Wartsila generators’ - Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The three new 8 Megawatt Wartsila generators for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project was touted as the answer to the frequent power outages and load shedding across the Territory; however, this has not been the case.

November 28th, 2016
BVIEC truck destroyed by fire

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a parked orange Chevy 2500 series truck belonging to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) was destroyed by fire in the wee hours of Monday morning, November 28, 2016.

September 16th, 2016
BVIEC technical staff will not lose their jobs – Henry O. Creque

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Technical staff of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) slept comfortably last night as it was publicly announced yesterday September 15, 2016 that they will not lose their jobs to Wartsila’s arrangement with the local power company.

August 18th, 2016
Three new generators arrive for BVIEC’s Phase V Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent power outages being experienced in the territory due to load shedding and other issues, residents would welcome the news that three new engines have arrived for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project, although they are not expected to be added to the grid until in December.

August 4th, 2016
‘Fault in transmission network’ resulted in island-wide power outage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Electricity was off for more than two hours across the island of Tortola today, August 4, 2016 due to a problem with the transmission network, according to Deputy General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr Henry O. Creque.

June 27th, 2016
BVIEC investigating 'root' cause of island-wide power outage

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.

June 24th, 2015
VI needs to be 'a little less angry & on edge' - Julien N. Johnson

WEST END, Tortola, VI – When members of the Rotary and Rotaract families of the Virgin Islands (VI) gathered at the Long Bay Beach Resort on the Western end of Tortola for dinner and fellowship they were challenged to be the change that is needed to take the territory to its former glory.





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