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Can anyone explain why Elizabeth Armstrong is on the WAPA board when she doesn't trust the utility enough to use it for her hotel?
I'm not a fan of Armstrong, nor the Buccaneer. But she is a WAPA consumer in her other business endeavors. Can't blame her for protecting her main business interest. One profitable enough that it's able to sponsor its share of charitable island events and donate money for same.
Best to criticize her, and the other board members, for their lackluster overall performance on strengthening and modernizing WAPA itself. (Remembering that they have had to go to the mat with Mapp more than once this past year to get enough back payments to keep the lights on).
a couple of quick thoughts:
1) who would know more about how to run a power plant, than someone who's hotel has generated its own power for more than 30 years?
2) the modernization plan calls for multiple smaller 7 Megawatt units, rather than single large 20-40 Megawatt units. This allows WAPA to ramp up / ramp down units as needed, saving fuel.