About 98 percent of electricity is now restored in the British Virgin Islands.
A media release from the BVI Electricity Corporation yesterday said restoration is progressing on schedule and will be complete by next month.
The release said roughly 98 percent has been restored on the main island of Tortola while 95 percent of restoration works have been completed on Virgin Gorda Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.
General Manager for the BVIEC, Leroy Abraham said while restoration works are expected to be completed in a few weeks, completion is contingent on the arrival of electrical materials.
“We’ve been awaiting transformers and most of the overhead main distribution has been built with preparations for the transformers already being made. Thankfully, transformers arrived today (February 17) and they’ve been just dispatched so that we can start installing easily,” he said.
In the meantime, Abraham is advising residents who are still without power to ‘make preparations’ to receive electricity.
The general manager said residents should seek the professional advice of a certified electrical inspector.
He also said property owners should ensure all generators are disconnected from the main electrical line in preparation for reconnection.
He said this ensures the safety of residents and linesmen.
Below are the communities still without power:
Georges North Side
Fat Hog’s Bay
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