The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has issued a statement criticising persons for circulating what they describe as misleading and disturbing information regarding the corporation’s partnership with Delta Petroleum.
In the statement, BVIEC said it was not deliberately concealing any information relating to its Fuel Supply Agreement with Delta.
“The reason why such statements were made are certainly unclear to BVIEC. However, the statements have the potential to cause mass hysteria and unnecessary panic and so the BVIEC believes it is important to set the record straight,” the statement read.
“The truth of the matter is that since early April 2022, BVIEC has been vigorously attempting to obtain information from Delta Petroleum concerning its ability to continue to fulfil its contractual obligations, under the existing Fuel Supply Agreement, to supply the Corporation with No.2 diesel fuel required for its operations on an ongoing basis,” it added.
The BVIEC said it was not until last Friday that it received formal notification from Delta Petroleum of its inability to continue to source and supply the required fuel under the agreement.
“However, BVIEC wishes to reassure the public that it takes its corporate responsibilities very seriously and that it has swiftly taken steps to procure the necessary No. 2 diesel fuel
for the continued production of electricity in the intervening period while we recommence our tendering process for the purpose of securing a reliable and constant source of supply
of fuel for the production of electricity,” the power company said.
The Corporation said it is committed to providing exceptional customer services, as a proper functioning electric utility is integral to the quality of life enjoyed by both residents and visitors in the territory. The BVIEC also promise to provide updates on what it describes as an important issue as matter progresses.
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