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April 18th, 2024
VI Gov’t announces solar project to reduce electricity cost by 50%

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), through the Ministry of Communications and Works, has announced the Solar Technology Energy Programme (STEP), a project aimed at reducing the cost of electricity in the VI and assisting the people of the VI.

March 29th, 2024
Baughers Bay without power due to burnt pole

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents of Baughers Bay on Tortola are currently without electricity.

February 17th, 2024
JvD finally re-connected to VI electricity grid after months of generator power

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) about work restarting to restore Jost van Dyke with electricity from the grid, the Island has now been fully re-connected following damage to an undersea cable that completely cut the island off.

February 15th, 2024
Work to reconnect JvD to power grid via undersea cable has begun

LITTLE APPLE BAY, Tortola, VI- BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) workers, along with persons from an overseas company, are hard at work to replace the damaged undersea cable that has caused Jost van Dyke (JvD) to be disconnected from the electricity grid on Tortola.

February 7th, 2024
Opposition Leader ‘Misspoke’ on JvD electricity issue- Dr Neil M. Smith

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI– General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Dr Neil M. Smith has refuted claims made by Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) that residents of Jost van Dyke are being charged more for electricity.

December 31st, 2023
Power outage on Jost van Dyke

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- At about 4:00 pm today, December 31, 2023, the people of Jost Van Dyke experienced a power outage due to the failure of a component on the generator which the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation has been using to provide the island with power over the past few months.

December 30th, 2023
JvD in power struggle over high cost to keep the lights on

GREAT HARBOR, Jost van Dyke, VI- It was sometime in September 2023, that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) discovered that their undersea cable connection that comes from the Pockwood Pond area of Tortola to Jost van Dyke had been damaged.

December 11th, 2023
Green Agenda: Premier wants solar panels on 'many roofs as possible'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he plans to push for the Virgin Islands (VI) to transition into using more green energy sources and green practices, including a project to the get the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to install solar panels on many homes as possible.

December 2nd, 2023
Gov’t to cover 50% fuel surcharge on Electricity during holidays

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has announced a special initiative to provide relief from the increasing fuel surcharge during the holiday season.

November 20th, 2023
BVIEC Long Bush office closed for today, Nov 20, 2023

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Customers who have not yet signed up to the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) online portal were unable to pay their electricity bill today, Monday, November 20, 2023, due to the office in Long Bush being closed.

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