Minister responsible for electricity Mark Vanterpool has followed through on Sunday’s promise to restore power to Anegada within 24 hours.
Power was restored to the sister island at 7:59 pm on Sunday, the minister said in a post on social media.
“I highly commend the team from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) for a job well done! Thanks to the people of Anegada for their patience and the rest of the BVI community who supported the effort,” he said.
Anegada suffered an islandwide outage late Saturday because of a generator malfunction at its power station, BVI News understands.
Vanterpool said he became aware of the situation Sunday morning; following which he commissioned a vessel to carry a 290-kilowatt generator and other resources over to the island.
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The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is working to restore power to Anegada by Sunday night into early Monday morning, Works Minister Vanterpool has said.
Anegada has been experiencing an islandwide power outage since Saturday because of a generator malfunction at its power station, BVI News understands.
Vanterpool said he became aware of the situation Sunday morning and a vessel carrying a 290-kilowatt generator and other resources was ferried to the island.
Vanterpool said the generator is “sufficient to power up the island of Anegada”.
An additional 60-kilowatt generator was also brought over to Anegada to provide further assistance, Vanterpool said.
“It is important to note that, in the interim, essential services on Anegada, such as fire, police and the clinic, have backup generators in operation,” the minister added while assuring Anegada residence that the BVIEC will do there best to rectify the problem ‘swiftly’.
As residents await power restoration, those using standby generators are being advised to employ qualified electricians to hook up these generators.
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