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Anyone know why WAPA is out this morning?

 
Alana33
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In STT/North side?
Or for how long?

It's back on now at 8:37AM

Note: I posted this at 7:50AM not 6:50 so VI Relo clock is behind the times.

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Topic starter Posted : November 6, 2013 11:50 am
speee1dy
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because it is wapa

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Posted : November 6, 2013 2:42 pm
Yearasta
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and they know that there is nothing we can do

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Posted : November 6, 2013 4:13 pm
loucypher
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and they know that there is nothing we can do

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loucypher
That's because you all keep putting up with it.

I lived in a private lake community having about 500 homes. There were grid problems identical to what happens here. Numerous complaints to the Board of Public Utilities got us no where. We all banded together and didn't pay our bills for about three months until we got shut off notices. All the problems we experienced were fixed shorlty after our "protest". The rest of the town followed after hearing about it. When the electric company started losing that monthly income everything changed drastically.

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Posted : November 6, 2013 9:48 pm
DixieChick
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Since when does WAPA need an excuse to be out
Speaking of which we are having brown out as I
Type.

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Posted : November 6, 2013 10:19 pm
billd
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WAPA is out of control and our legislators bury their heads in the sand. By any US main land standards t he power delivered by WAPA is sub standard. They blow out our applicances, have outages, power fluxiations that are simply insane. AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. THIS IS AN SLAM ON OUR LEGISLATORS WHO DONT DO ANYHTING BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED THAT THEY MIGHT STEP OUT OF LINE.

What a sorry state!

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Posted : November 7, 2013 1:15 pm
Yearasta
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WAPA is out of control and our legislators bury their heads in the sand. By any US main land standards t he power delivered by WAPA is sub standard. They blow out our applicances, have outages, power fluxiations that are simply insane. AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. THIS IS AN SLAM ON OUR LEGISLATORS WHO DONT DO ANYHTING BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED THAT THEY MIGHT STEP OUT OF LINE.

What a sorry state!

What would you suggest the legislators do?

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Posted : November 7, 2013 1:34 pm
loucypher
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Either we all band together and do something or all of you STOP PISSIN AND MOANING ABOUT IT!

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Posted : November 7, 2013 1:56 pm
Exit Zero
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There are very few, if any, things in the USVI that I judge or analyze " By any U.S. mainland standards". I seriously doubt anyone who lives here for any length of time would even find any value in applying that as a standard. It would certainly be a constant source of frustration, a daily itch that can't be reached to scratch and eventually, if not soon, make living here unbearable.
I have known many folks over the years who left the island because they just couldn't adjust to the fact that " they don't do it that way where I come from" and bahn here folks who have left because they prefer the stateside lifestyle over the culture and infrastructure they grew up with here.
The acceptance level that a happy life in the VI has engendered pervades many other facets of society here and I feel it as an enlightened experience - one that doesn't judge people by possesions and societal rank but rather on a personal basis.
This life attitude does not have to be viewed as subjugation, complacency or an unwillingness to work to change the status quo. Many of us who live here try daily to make things better without being weakened by frustration - without SHOUTING - and without condemnation. There are a lot of community groups that promote positive change and effect growth, there is an election process for democratic action and just because you accept the way things are today doesn't mean you have to ignore what you could do for a different tomorrow.
When WAPA goes out at my house it inspires a peaceful change from TV, computers and an overall silence allowing me to hear the world around me - at night I will light my oil lamp and the go outside and watch the stars, hear the tree frogs and feel and breathe the cool mountain air - in the daytime I will garden, write or draw or read a book , if I don't just pack up and go to the beach for a swim or snorkel. We all have our simple adjustments to the WAPA outage - a foot pump for cistern water, frozen packs in the freezer that will keep food for a few day, gas stove or grille, lanterns for light and sometimes it is a romantic interlude that encourages more personal interaction and communication with your family. It doesn't have to be an irritant but an opportunity to change our routine and maybe even an incentive to lower your daily dependence on current and lower your WAPA bill.
U.S. Mainland Standards - I don't find them to be a goal to aspire to.

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Posted : November 7, 2013 2:48 pm
loucypher
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There are very few, if any, things in the USVI that I judge or analyze " By any U.S. mainland standards". I seriously doubt anyone who lives here for any length of time would even find any value in applying that as a standard. It would certainly be a constant source of frustration, a daily itch that can't be reached to scratch and eventually, if not soon, make living here unbearable.
I have known many folks over the years who left the island because they just couldn't adjust to the fact that " they don't do it that way where I come from" and bahn here folks who have left because they prefer the stateside lifestyle over the culture and infrastructure they grew up with here.
The acceptance level that a happy life in the VI has engendered pervades many other facets of society here and I feel it as an enlightened experience - one that doesn't judge people by possesions and societal rank but rather on a personal basis.
This life attitude does not have to be viewed as subjugation, complacency or an unwillingness to work to change the status quo. Many of us who live here try daily to make things better without being weakened by frustration - without SHOUTING - and without condemnation. There are a lot of community groups that promote positive change and effect growth, there is an election process for democratic action and just because you accept the way things are today doesn't mean you have to ignore what you could do for a different tomorrow.
When WAPA goes out at my house it inspires a peaceful change from TV, computers and an overall silence allowing me to hear the world around me - at night I will light my oil lamp and the go outside and watch the stars, hear the tree frogs and feel and breathe the cool mountain air - in the daytime I will garden, write or draw or read a book , if I don't just pack up and go to the beach for a swim or snorkel. We all have our simple adjustments to the WAPA outage - a foot pump for cistern water, frozen packs in the freezer that will keep food for a few day, gas stove or grille, lanterns for light and sometimes it is a romantic interlude that encourages more personal interaction and communication with your family. It doesn't have to be an irritant but an opportunity to change our routine and maybe even an incentive to lower your daily dependence on current and lower your WAPA bill.
U.S. Mainland Standards - I don't find them to be a goal to aspire to.

Exit I wish I could state it as eloquently as you have. I mean that sincerely. But every few weeks or so it's the same complaining about the same things. Especially WAPA. If everyone is just going to let WAPA and Choice etc. crap all over them then they should deal with it or shut up already.

I also think topics like this should be moved.

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Posted : November 7, 2013 4:24 pm
Exit Zero
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I am not sure why the topic should be moved off the relocation forum. Alana's original post was a valid question and someone could have easily responded that Unit 13 or 23 has exploded and we are in for weeks of rolling outages - we would all have to prepare for that in our own way - more gas for the generator, restock propane or lamp oil, scale down our refrigerated foods,make sure we have batteries for the clock and schedule our best use of time when the current is ON. Also the spectrum of responses illustrate the varying attitude of our residents and point any prospective residents reading the forum to a better understanding that relocating here will require a shift in certain expectations and attitude, perhaps re-evaluate what they consider truly important on a daily basis and maybe finally convince the ones who have only ever been here on vacation and envision the VI as a dream come true that it may be Paradise but it sure ain't Heaven.

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Posted : November 7, 2013 4:57 pm
Tiberius
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They forgot to feed the friggin squirrels.

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Posted : November 9, 2013 2:27 pm
JulieKay
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They forgot to feed the friggin squirrels.

Mongooses, actually. 😉

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Posted : November 9, 2013 2:32 pm
Alana33
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Thanks Exit Zero. I was wondering, at the time, if anyone knew if we were in for a prolonged outage, such as if another car had run into and taken out a WAPA pole or if something at WAPA had, indeed, blown up, again, and if the outage was island wide or if localized due to a transformer problem. It's always something but it's nice to know how long a period power will be out so one can plan accordingly.

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Topic starter Posted : November 9, 2013 2:35 pm
Tiberius
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They forgot to feed the friggin squirrels.

Mongooses, actually. 😉

Actually they're squirrels in mongoose costumes. They couldn't get the mongooses to work days.

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Posted : November 9, 2013 3:11 pm
JulieKay
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They forgot to feed the friggin squirrels.

Mongooses, actually. 😉

Actually they're squirrels in mongoose costumes. They couldn't get the mongooses to work days.

That explains a lot, actually. *drinks*

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Posted : November 9, 2013 6:06 pm
Ronnie
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Thanks Exit Zero. I was wondering, at the time, if anyone knew if we were in for a prolonged outage, such as if another car had run into and taken out a WAPA pole or if something at WAPA had, indeed, blown up, again, and if the outage was island wide or if localized due to a transformer problem. It's always something but it's nice to know how long a period power will be out so one can plan accordingly.

A simple call to the line department usually works for me. I wait 15 minutes then call. Depending on their answer and time of day. I spark up my generator that's not on an automatic transfer switch. 774-1424 is their number and they are usually pretty receptive.

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Posted : November 10, 2013 1:25 pm
Alana33
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I have WAPA on my speed dial and do try calling whenever there is an outage but sometimes there is no answer(especially very late or very early, I have noticed) which is why I posted the query.;)

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Topic starter Posted : November 10, 2013 4:19 pm
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