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Headline: WAPA EXPERIENCING DISTRICT WIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICE INTERRUPTION

From VITEMA

WAPA is experiencing a district wide electrical service interruption affecting the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Plant personnel are working to address the cause of the service interruption and will begin restoration as soon and as safely as possible. The Randolph Harley Power Plant lost generation capacity just after 4 a.m. today.

(Power was off before the heavy rains, thunder and lightning began.)

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 9:55 am
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Headline: EFFORTS CONTINUE AT WAPA POWER PLANT TO RESTORE ELECTRICAL SERVICE IN ST. THOMAS ST. JOHN DISTRICT

Personnel at the Randolph Harley Power Plant are continuing efforts to restore electrical service in the St. Thomas St. John district. Crews are currently working to restart the three generating units needed to provide enough capacity to bring all feeders back on line as quickly and as safely as possible. During restoration, priority will be given to the hospital, schools, business district and then residential areas.

The electrical service interruption began at about 4 a.m. when the Randolph Harley Power Plant lost generation capacity. WAPA apologizes for the inconvenience.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 1:09 pm
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Little La Grange is out. Heard what I assume was the transformer? blow at about 7:30. With STT having issues I doubt we will be up today. Guess I'll go diving again.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 1:27 pm
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If it's a blown transformer, you should call it in.
Don't assume they know about it.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 2:00 pm
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More Power Outages Throughout the Entire Territory

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/06/08/more-power-outages-throughout-entire-territory

Article also mentions localized outages in STX.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 2:06 pm
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Mine came on at 11.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 2:54 pm
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Half of where I am has power.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 4:54 pm
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Nada.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:01 pm
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Power here on western slope of Crown Mt. since 1pm.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:07 pm
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It came back and is gone again.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:22 pm
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I'm fine North side, possibly they're alternating or it's an isolated outage. Call them.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:26 pm
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Awe, the line guys are so nice! I saw the truck driving up the hill and they're lucky I just made a huge vat of lemonaid. Took them some drinks and chatted. They fixed the line and turned it back on. It was a tree that popped the lines, whatever that means. It was so loud this morning, but I have 0 idea on how any of that works. The trees are insanely overgrown in our area. Idk how one would even begin trimming them, hard to even find the lines in that mess.

I knew ours wasn't related to the STT / STJ outage because I heard the pop this morning.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:31 pm
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I knew ours wasn't related to the STT / STJ outage because I heard the pop this morning.

I believe the STX power is completely independent of the STT plant unless someone ran an extension cord.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:37 pm
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I knew ours wasn't related to the STT / STJ outage because I heard the pop this morning.

I believe the STX power is completely independent of the STT plant unless someone ran an extension cord.

https://youtu.be/QdnwLzrYe9c

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 6:43 pm
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I knew ours wasn't related to the STT / STJ outage because I heard the pop this morning.

I believe the STX power is completely independent of the STT plant unless someone ran an extension cord.

Lol, like I said I have 0 idea how it works. Do you know what the 4-6 inch in diameter, cables coming from the ocean to STX out west past cowboy beach? There's at least 40 of them. Fiber optics? Wonder where they go.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 10:04 pm
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Submarine Cable List
St. Croix, Virgin Islands, United States
Email link
Cables

Americas-II
Global Caribbean Network (GCN)
Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC)
Pan American (PAN-AM)
South American Crossing (SAC)/Latin American Nautilus (LAN)
Southern Caribbean Fiber

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 10:55 pm
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Which one is cowboy beach? There is a cable field off F'sted that was used to track and provide communication to submarines. Friend of mine who
Retired from the sub service was fascinated to dive there with me. Prior to that the only time he had been anywhere near STX was under water in a sub.

 
Posted : June 8, 2016 11:04 pm
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I knew ours wasn't related to the STT / STJ outage because I heard the pop this morning.

I believe the STX power is completely independent of the STT plant unless someone ran an extension cord.

https://youtu.be/QdnwLzrYe9c

Shirley you must be joking.

 
Posted : June 9, 2016 1:08 am
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so WAPA can you learn from this, and be ready when a REAL storm hits us or do we just settle that you are inept and get the generators ready? I agree with AandA, the line guys are cool, it's the incompetent higher ups at WAPA that are the problem. How about getting out and looking at trees ans bush to cut that may fall on lines. Oh wait that means someone has to think ahead my bad.

 
Posted : June 9, 2016 11:14 am
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Awe, the line guys are so nice! I saw the truck driving up the hill and they're lucky I just made a huge vat of lemonaid. Took them some drinks and chatted. They fixed the line and turned it back on. It was a tree that popped the lines, whatever that means. It was so loud this morning, but I have 0 idea on how any of that works. The trees are insanely overgrown in our area. Idk how one would even begin trimming them, hard to even find the lines in that mess.

I knew ours wasn't related to the STT / STJ outage because I heard the pop this morning.

I wonder if it was the tree that's been resting on the lines for the last month or so?

 
Posted : June 9, 2016 12:25 pm
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Nope - thats still there too despite my calls. This was further up.

 
Posted : June 10, 2016 12:16 am
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surely you jest . lol

so WAPA can you learn from this, and be ready when a REAL storm hits us or do we just settle that you are inept and get the generators ready? I agree with AandA, the line guys are cool, it's the incompetent higher ups at WAPA that are the problem. How about getting out and looking at trees ans bush to cut that may fall on lines. Oh wait that means someone has to think ahead my bad.

 
Posted : June 10, 2016 10:48 am
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