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Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 11, 2017 11:32AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"Governor Kenneth Mapp said on Friday during his hurricane recovery press briefing that an off-island lineman was injured after being electrocuted by electricity emanating from a generator that back-fed power into a grid. The incident, which the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has warned could happen if standby generators are not turned off when crews are working in neighborhoods, has caused the utility to somewhat alter its restoration plans: Moving forward, when WAPA is working to restore power in neighborhoods, it will bypass homes whose generators are back-feeding power into grids. The bypassed homes will not be restored until the complete restoration of the territory, so Mr. Mapp urged residents to take seriously the warning."

viconsortium 11/11

Come on folks. It's illegal to tie a generator into a building without a transfer switch but if you'r going to do it anyway at least know what you are doing and shut off the main breaker from the WAPA meter. Anyone with solar net-metering needs to make sure they are not back-feeding as well.

The statement above is questionable, if linemen know a generator is back feeding they are not going to mess with the line without disconnecting it first or getting the genny shut off. Perhaps if they hear generators running in the area they will just move on.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

speee1dy
November 11, 2017 09:26PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

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speee1dy
I live in town. Seems everyone around me has power. Just got back from 2 weeks stateside and had hoped to have Power when we got back. Sadly I was disappointed. Sigh

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Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 13, 2017 08:14PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"WAPA’s restoration effort continued through the weekend and on Monday in both districts with over 16,100 customers restored territory-wide.

On St. Croix, approximately 65% of Frederiksted town has been reenergized on Feeder 8B, as well as some customers in Estate Whim. On Feeder 5A, the Ricardo Richards Elementary School has been restored as well as some residential customers in Estates Barron Spot and Ruby along with the Flamboyant Gardens elderly home. About 95% of Little Princesse Hill is re-energized on Feeder 4A, and on Feeder 2A, customers in East Street, Christiansted and Tide Village have been restored. Other facilities now on the grid include: Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School, the WAPA potable water pump station in Estate Welcome and the VIPD station in Estate Richmond.

On Tuesday, crews will continue work in Estate Rattan on Feeder 4A. Other crews will also begin working to energize from the west airport road along the Queen Mary Highway to the east airport road, allowing service to be restored along Paradise Road around to the Louis E. Brown Senior Villas. Additional work is also scheduled later this week on Feeder 3A from Catherine’s Rest toward Hermon Hill."

facebook.com 11/13

Re: WAPA progress on STX

speee1dy
November 14, 2017 11:31AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

Got power back today

Re: WAPA progress on STX

islandjoan
November 14, 2017 11:50AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,496

YAY for speee1dy! What area do you live again?

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 15, 2017 02:31AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"Reconstruction and restoration work continued across the territory Tuesday with service to more residential customers being restored and additional primary circuits reconstructed

On St. Croix, more customers near Sion Hill on Feeder 4A were restored. On Feeder 8B, approximately 70% of customers in Frederiksted town have been restored. On Feeder 5A, work in Estate Ruby is about 30% complete and in Barron Spot the completion is estimated at 55%. On Feeder 9A, primary circuits near One Love service station were energized, while construction of a primary circuit from the power plant in Estate Richmond to The Home Depot will be completed later this week. The Village Mall was restored on Tuesday."

facebook.com 11/14

Re: WAPA progress on STX

stxsailor
November 15, 2017 02:02PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 462

They seem to be working in Estate St John on STX. I think that's feeder 6A. Judith's Fancy still dark I hear.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 15, 2017 06:07PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

Well I just got word from our condo manager WAPA is waiting on parts holding progress on feeder 6A. No further details.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

lescooper
November 15, 2017 08:21PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 102

I feel everyone's pain, waiting for power. I kinda feel guilty that my Schooner Bay condos are already powered up.

We wanted to come for Thanksgiving, but I wasn't confident enough to book flights until Christmas. The not knowing was frustrating enough in planning a getaway. Can't really imagine the frustration of those actually living there full time.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 16, 2017 02:33AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"On all three islands Wednesday, additional customers were energized as WAPA’s crews and contractors continued reconstruction and restoration work.

On St. Croix, some customers on Feeder 4A in Sion Hill and Little Princesse were restored, while on Feeder 5A, additional customers in Barren Spot as well as businesses to the west of the Sunny Isle Shopping Center, to include the Social Security offices and the Board of Elections, were energized. On Feeder 8B in Frederiksted, customers on Hospital and King Cross Streets, and on a portion of Prince Street were restored, as well as the Legislature Complex, Whim Gardens Home for the Elderly, and the Marley housing community. Other restored customers include the Frederiksted Fire Services building, and several condo complexes to include Ocean Terrace and Bay Garden. On Thursday, crews will work in the Beeston Hill area, in Estate Rattan, and from the Richmond power plant to The Home Depot on Melvin Evans Highway. "

facebook.com 11/15

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Beeski
November 16, 2017 05:35AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 632

I chatted with an off-island lineman directing traffic on East End road just past Miss Bea Road. He said they are working on the main feeder lines on East End road, and when done will come back and go street by street to turn customers back on.

I told him about the Christiansted Jump-Up on Friday the 24th, and the Reggae party that same night in Fsted. He said they have been treated great by all. I thanked him....told him he had no idea how important their work is....he said he had an idea with a smile.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

speee1dy
November 16, 2017 08:30AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

Sadly they had to cut our power that very day. We seem to have a problem in the Weatherhead that was hindering the 220/stove from fully working. The linemen didn't want to leave the power on for safety reasons. So here we sit waiting on an electrician to come and fix the Weatherhead so we can call the lineman to come and hook us back up. Maybe today will be the real hook up day.

Frustrating to say the least.

We live in town on feeder 2. Every house but ours is lit up.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 16, 2017 08:38AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

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speee1dy
Sadly they had to cut our power that very day. We seem to have a problem in the Weatherhead that was hindering the 220/stove from fully working. The linemen didn't want to leave the power on for safety reasons. So here we sit waiting on an electrician to come and fix the Weatherhead so we can call the lineman to come and hook us back up. Maybe today will be the real hook up day.

Frustrating to say the least.

We live in town on feeder 2. Every house but ours is lit up.

Sounds like you only had one leg working and the other was broken inside the weather head, Definitely something to fix before putting power on it.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 16, 2017 09:15AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

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Beeski
I chatted with an off-island lineman directing traffic on East End road just past Miss Bea Road. He said they are working on the main feeder lines on East End road, and when done will come back and go street by street to turn customers back on.

I told him about the Christiansted Jump-Up on Friday the 24th, and the Reggae party that same night in Fsted. He said they have been treated great by all. I thanked him....told him he had no idea how important their work is....he said he had an idea with a smile.

How quickly are they running the lines? Curious as to when they will start to do the streets. Don't think we will be on by Christmas, but one can hope.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

islandjoan
November 16, 2017 01:01PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,496

Scubadoo

which condo complex do you live in?
PM me if you don't want to divulge it here.
Just wondering if it is the same condo complex where I live.

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Scubadoo
Well I just got word from our condo manager WAPA is waiting on parts holding progress on feeder 6A. No further details.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 16, 2017 03:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

Heard Ziggy's got power today. smiling

Re: WAPA progress on STX

islandjoan
November 16, 2017 03:58PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,496

LOL for some reason I keep mixing up 3a and 6a

I am on feeder 3a

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islandjoan
Scubadoo

which condo complex do you live in?
PM me if you don't want to divulge it here.
Just wondering if it is the same condo complex where I live.

Quote
Scubadoo
Well I just got word from our condo manager WAPA is waiting on parts holding progress on feeder 6A. No further details.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 16, 2017 06:38PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

Linemen woriking today in the area between gas city and palms hotel/pelican cove condos stringing wires but may be short on parts, feeder 6A at gas city is on

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Beeski
November 16, 2017 08:38PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 632

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daveb722
Heard Ziggy's got power today. smiling

and Castaways too.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 17, 2017 12:24AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"Crews continued restoration work across the territory Thursday with additional customers being energized. More than 17,000 customers have been restored to date.

On St. Croix, work on Feeder 8B continued with additional customers on Queen Street including the Credit Union restored, as well as customers in portions of the Hannah’s Rest community. Work in Hannah’s Rest is approximately 90% complete. On Feeder 3A, additional customers were restored between Golden Rock and the fitness center, as well as in Herrmon Hill and Catherine’s Rest. Work in the Sion Hill area on Feeder 4A is approximately 60% complete, with some customers there and in Estate Rattan being restored, along with the Free Will Baptist School. Work in Estate Rattan will continue through the weekend. On Feeder 5A, the Sugar Mill Villas were restored as well as additional customers in Estates Ruby and Barren Spot. The entrance to the container port on Feeder 9A will be energized on Friday"

facebook.com 11/16

Re: WAPA progress on STX

speee1dy
November 17, 2017 09:04AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

They are here now. Hope soon to have power

Re: WAPA progress on STX

Scubadoo
November 17, 2017 09:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,959

"WAPA’s restoration continues to progress throughout the territory with most of the primary circuits on St. Thomas completed and on St. Croix, large, heavily- populated areas are expected to be energized shortly.

On St. Croix, crews energized primary circuits on West Airport Road to Centerline Road, and from Mountain Gas Station toward Central High School. Additional customers on Feeder 8B in Barren Spot and Mary’s Fancy were restored on Friday. About 50% of Queen’s Quarter on Feeder 5A has been reenergized. On Feeder 3A, additional customers were restored in Catherine’s Rest, Work & Rest, the Frederiksted Credit Union and a viNGN facility. Reconstruction work continued on Feeder 4A in Estate Rattan with electrical service to customers expected next week."

facebook.com 11/17

Re: WAPA progress on STX

captbill
November 20, 2017 11:49AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 22

WAPA rarely mentions Feeder 2 but crews are making a lot of progress on East End Road. New poles were erected as far as the yacht club Sunday and this morning crews are stringing power lines in front of Duggans and The Reef.

Re: WAPA progress on STX

daveb722
November 20, 2017 12:03PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 472

Thanks for the update, maybe we will have power by Christmas. smiling Are they following behind and doing the side roads or just the main line?

Re: WAPA progress on STX

sttanon
November 20, 2017 12:47PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 277

Hoping Boetzburg has power since everything was so screwed up packing stuff in STT for move, would be nice for something good to happen this week smiling

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