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Tortola, VG and JvD, suffered power outage; cause unknown

July 17th, 2018 | Tags: BVIEC Power Outage Pockwood Pond electricity
A power outage which occurred around 6:00 A.M. this morning, July 17, 2018, left Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke without electricity. Photo: VINO file
Officials of the BVIEC, who are responsible for the power generation plant could not be reached. Photo: VINO file
Officials of the BVIEC, who are responsible for the power generation plant could not be reached. Photo: VINO file
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It was before 6:00 A.M. this morning, July 17, 2018, that there was almost a nationwide power outage. Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke along with many of the Cays lost electricity for a few hours.

The sister island of Anegada, which has its own independent generator and plant, did not suffer a power outage.

Power came back on sometime before 10:00 A.M.  Officials at the BVI Electricity Corporation, the Government run body responsible for the Territory’s power grid, did not immediately return calls, as to the cause of the power outrage.

Millions for new engines

New multimillion dollar engines have been bought and installed at the Henry W. Smith aka ‘Freddie’, power station on Tortola.  It was also said that smoke was coming for a Virgin Gorda Transformer.

Power has since been restored to the all Islands, as of our post time.

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