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Anyone see any signs of power restoration progress on STX lately? They seemed to be reporting steady progress up until midle of last week. Last week they claimed crews continued work on a double circuit for Feeders 6A and 6B from the Richmond Power Plant toward Club St. Croix and 5 pts with a goal of having power restored up to 5 pts by the weekend but I guess that didn't happen. Oh boy, that's about a half mile depending on where the lines are run. They originally said they only needed to plant 7 poles for that work. They also claimed crews completed the planting of replacement poles up to the Hannah’s Rest intersection. They were off Friday afternoon for the funeral of the lineman who died on STT. Supposedly a lot of material was shipped to STX after Irma that's probably left them short on STX, at least initially.

They reported two weeks ago on bringing 240 linemen from 4 mainland utility companies and equipment into the territory to split among islands implying they were to start arriving by now and into the middle of the month. Last week they said they held a planning meeting with officials of one company map out the work for their crews due to arrive mid-month.

WAPA hasn't really reported on their progress on completing the damage assessment much less published the recovery plan/schedule they promised.

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4 days to go to 90%

"Approximately 570 customers were reenergized in both districts Thursday as reconstruction and restoration work continued.

On St. Croix, additional customers were restored in areas including: St. John, Grove Place, Calquahoun, Plessen, Upper Love, Anna’s Hope, Judith’s Fancy, Mon Bijou, Whim, Diamond, Carlton, William’s Delight, St. Georges, La Grange, Cottage, Peter’s Rest and Airport Road.

Reconstruction and restoration work will continue at these locations on Friday and through the weekend:

On St. Croix: All for the Better, Anna’s Hope, Barren Spot, Bethlehem/Middle Works, Calquahoun, Carlton, Catherine’s Rest, Concordia, Glynn, Golden Rock, Grove Place, Judith’s Fancy, La Grande Princesse, Lorraine Village, Mon Bijou, Mount Pleasant, Mutual Homes, Paradise, Peter’s Rest, Plessen, Smithfield, St. John, Tipperary, Two Brothers, Two Williams, Union & Mount Washington, Upper Bethlehem, Upper Love, Whim, William’s Delight, and Work & Rest. "

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Merry Christmas

" December 22, 2017

The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority announces the schedule of locations where crews will be working to restore service to customers from today, throughout the holiday weekend, to December 29. To date, more than 33,000 customers have been restored across the territory.

The targeted restoration work areas include:

On St. Croix: Anna’s Hope, Barren Spot, Belvedere, Bethlehem, Bethlehem/Middle Works, Bethlehem/New Works, Betsy’s Jewel, Brooks Hill, Calquahoun, Cane Bay, Cane Valley, Carlton, Cassava Gardens, Castle Coakley, Castle Nugent, Catherine’s Rest, Catherine’s Hope, Clairmont, Concordia, Constitution Hill, Cotton Grove, Diamond, Diamond Ruby, Glynn, Golden Grove, Golden Rock, Granard, Grange Garden, Great Pond, Grove Place, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Hogensborg, Howard Wall Camp, Industrial Park, Jolly’s Hill, Judith’s Fancy, Karaval, Kingshill, La Grande Princesse, La Vallee, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Longford, Lorraine Village, Lower Love, Mon Bijou, Morning Star, Mountain, Mount Pellier, Mount Pleasant, Negro Bay, North Shore Road, Peter’s Rest, Petronella, Plessen, Reflection Bay, River, Sally’s Fancy, Smithfield, Springfield, St. John, Two Williams, Union & Mount Washington, Upper Bethlehem, Upper Love, Whim and Work & Rest.

While today not every customer is restored, our commitment to our community remains…No Customer Will Be Left Behind."

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I say BS about this list.

Rattan hasn't been on this list since they powered the Governor's mother the day before Thanksgiving.

There were 4 trucks and at least 10 men below my house in Rattan yesterday working on one pole "ALL DAY LONG"!

I don't know how to explain this as I have personally seen fair more accomplished by these crews than this meager effort.

Could it be another screw up by WAPA in ordering and receiving parts for this repair?

Hope they return today, they left their sign on the road, so there is hope.

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They energized a few blocks a few weeks ago in Judith's Fancy and then left. Haven't seen them since.

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"December 26, 2017
Restoration crews worked throughout the holiday weekend to restore service to approximately 2,700 customers between Friday and Tuesday. On Christmas Day, more than 600 customers were restored across the territory.

On St. Croix, additional customers were restored in Anna’s Hope, Bugby Hole, Calquahoun, Cane, Carlton, Castle Coakley, Catherine’s Rest, Clifton Hill, Concordia, Cotton Valley, Diamond Ruby, Glynn, Grange Hill, Grove Place, Hermon Hill, Hogensborg, Jealousy Ridge, La Grange, Little La Grange, Lorraine Village, Mon Bijou, Mountain, Montpellier, Morningstar, Mount Pleasant, Pearl, Peter’s Rest, Prosperity, Sion Farm, Smithfield, St. George’s Hill, St. John, Two Brothers, Two Williams, Upper Love, Vista Mar, Work & Rest, and Whim.

Crews will continue restoration work in the following locations through the rest of this week and into the weekend:

On St. Croix: Anna’s Hope, Barren Spot, Belvedere, Bethlehem, Bethlehem/Middle Works, Bethlehem/New Works, Betsy’s Jewel, Brooks Hill, Calquahoun, Cane Bay, Cane Valley, Carlton, Cassava Gardens, Castle Coakley, Castle Nugent, Catherine’s Rest, Catherine’s Hope, Clairmont, Concordia, Constitution Hill, Cotton Grove, Diamond, Diamond Ruby, Glynn, Golden Grove, Golden Rock, Granard, Grange Garden, Great Pond, Grove Place, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Hogensborg, Howard Wall Camp, Industrial Park, Jolly’s Hill, Judith’s Fancy, Karaval, Kingshill, La Grande Princesse, La Vallee, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Longford, Lorraine Village, Lower Love, Mon Bijou, Morning Star, Mountain, Mount Pellier, Mount Pleasant, Negro Bay, North Shore Road, Peter’s Rest, Petronella, Plessen, Reflection Bay, River, Sally’s Fancy, Smithfield, Springfield, St. John, Two Williams, Union & Mount Washington, Upper Bethlehem, Upper Love, Whim and Work & Rest. "

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Our power was restored in Little la Grange on Christmas Day! Very grateful after 111 days!

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We were restored 12/24/17 here in the top of Rattan.

They say the reason it took so long is that we were changed from the tail end of Feeder 4A to the tail end of 6A.

Go figure?

Thanks to those that helped us out!

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I'malso in Judith's Fancy and still waiting for power.

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Hey but at least Carnival Village has power! Priorities....

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No WAPA update yesterday.

" December 28, 2017
WAPA will today begin a No Customer Left Behind campaign, which will be aimed at reconnecting all customers who can be restored to the electric grid, and who may have been bypassed during the first phase of service restoration.

“As the restoration effort on St. John nears completion, the No Customer Left Behind campaign will begin with customers on St. John having the opportunity to inform WAPA if they have not yet been restored. This will include customers who are either missing service connections to their weather heads, missing meters, or who were bypassed because their weather head and/or meter base was not ready to be reenergized in previous stages of the restoration,” said Clinton Hedrington, Jr., Acting Executive Director / CEO of WAPA.

As of Tuesday, approximately 98% of St. John has been restored. Currently, the No Customer Left Behind campaign only applies to St. John customers. “Once we get closer to the end of the restoration effort on St. Thomas & St. Croix, identical campaigns will be launched for those islands as well,” Hedrington said.

WAPA will continue to identify priority work areas for restoration each week, and restore customers daily until every home or business that can be connected to the electric grid is reenergized."

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"December 28, 2017
The restoration effort continued across the territory Thursday with 261 customers restored. The additional customers were reenergized in the following areas:

St. Croix: (127 customers) Whim, Carlton, Carlton Garden, St. Georges Hill, Two Brothers, Upper Love, Plessen and Bugby Hole.

Crews will continue restoration work in the following locations through the weekend:

On St. Croix: Anna’s Hope, Barren Spot, Belvedere, Bethlehem, Bethlehem/Middle Works, Bethlehem/New Works, Betsy’s Jewel, Brooks Hill, Calquahoun, Cane Bay, Cane Valley, Carlton, Cassava Gardens, Castle Coakley, Castle Nugent, Catherine’s Rest, Catherine’s Hope, Clairmont, Concordia, Constitution Hill, Cotton Grove, Diamond, Diamond Ruby, Glynn, Golden Grove, Golden Rock, Granard, Grange Garden, Great Pond, Grove Place, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Hogensborg, Howard Wall Camp, Industrial Park, Jolly’s Hill, Judith’s Fancy, Karaval, Kingshill, La Grande Princesse, La Vallee, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Longford, Lorraine Village, Lower Love, Mon Bijou, Morning Star, Mountain, Mount Pellier, Mount Pleasant, Negro Bay, North Shore Road, Peter’s Rest, Petronella, Plessen, Reflection Bay, River, Sally’s Fancy, Smithfield, Springfield, St. John, Two Williams, Union & Mount Washington, Upper Bethlehem, Upper Love, Whim and Work & Rest. "

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Anybody get a new WAPA bill yet?

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"December 31, 2017

Crews will continue restoration work in the following locations during the first week of the new year:

On St. Croix:
Annas Hope, Barren Spot, Belvedere, Betsy’s Jewel, Brooks Hill, Cane Bay, Carlton, Castle Coakley, Castle Nugent, Concordia, Cotton Grove, Diamond, Glynn, Granard, Grange Garden, Great Pond, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Hogensborg, Howard Wall Camp, Jolly Hill, Kingshill, La Vallee, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Longford, Lower Love, Mon Bijou, Morningstar, Mountain, Mount Pellier, Mount Pleasant, North Shore Road, Orange Grove, Paradise, Peter’s Rest, Petronella, Plessen, Prosperity, Reflection Bay, River, Sally’s Fancy, Springfield, St. John, Tipperary, Two Brothers, Two Williams, Union Mount Washington, Whim and William’s Delight. "

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" January 1, 2018

The restoration effort continued across the territory throughout the weekend with approximately 1,150 customers restored. The additional customers were reenergized in the following areas:

St. Croix: Cane Bay, Clairmont, Carlton, Cane Carlton, Concordia, La Vallee, Mon Bijou, Mountain, North Star, Tulipan Welcome, Two Brothers, Two Williams, Vista Concordia and Whim. The Figtree sewage pump station was also re-energized over the weekend.

Crews will continue restoration work in the following locations during the first week of the new year:

On St. Croix: Annas Hope, Barren Spot, Belvedere, Betsy’s Jewel, Brooks Hill, Cane Bay, Carlton, Castle Coakley, Castle Nugent, Concordia, Cotton Grove, Diamond, Glynn, Granard, Grange Garden, Great Pond, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Hogensborg, Howard Wall Camp, Jolly Hill, Kingshill, La Vallee, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Longford, Lower Love, Mon Bijou, Morningstar, Mountain, Mount Pellier, Mount Pleasant, North Shore Road, Orange Grove, Paradise, Peter’s Rest, Petronella, Plessen, Prosperity, Reflection Bay, River, Sally’s Fancy, Springfield, St. John, Tipperary, Two Brothers, Two Williams, Union Mount Washington, Whim and William’s Delight. "

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Where are transformers?
We have power at the pole but need a transformer.
Any word about shipments coming?

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Judith's Fancy dropped off the list- has it been restored?

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What is the progress of restoring the power to the Salt River and Gentle Winds areas? Anyone have any idea when the power will be restored to this area?

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What is the progress of restoring the power to the Salt River and Gentle Winds areas? Anyone have any idea when the power will be restored to this area?

I can see BOOMs in the air on your side of Salt River this morning.

CD

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Saw crews on south shore yesterday - east of great pond and also down near art farm.

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WAPA has stopped posting updates over the past few days. This tidbit from the Consortium comes from the little ticker tape banner that runs across WAPAs home page and previously posted information

"The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said in a release issued Saturday that most of the Virgin Islands have been restored with power, with 92 percent of St. Croix, 91 percent of St. Thomas and 99 percent of St. John now restored.

Customers are advised that WAPA continues to receive regular shipments of materials and supplies in both districts to complete the restoration. Transformers, which are vital to the continue restoration of service, are being dispatched with crews as soon as they arrive."

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"WAPA Making Final Push Toward Completion of Restoration in Both Districts
(Sunday, January 07, 2018)

WAPA Line crews, and on and off-island contractors are working toward the completion of restoration in both districts. This week, crews will be assigned to ongoing restoration efforts in the following locations:

St. Croix: Anna’s Hope, Barren Spot, Betsy’s Jewel, Bonne Esperance, Brooks Hill, Cane Bay, Carlton, Castle Coakley, Castle Nugent, Concordia, Diamond, Glynn, Granard, Grange Garden, Great Pond, Ham’s Bay, Hamm’s Bluff, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Hogensborg, Jolly Hill, Kingshill, La Vallee, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Longford, Lower Love, Mon Bijou, Morning Star, Mountain, Mount Pellier, Mount Pleasant, Orange Grove, Paradise, Peter’s Rest, Petronella, Plessen, River, Springfield, St. John, Tipperary, Two Friends, Two Williams, Whim and William’s Delight."

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"January 10, 2018

As of the end of the work day on Tuesday, more than 44,800 customers have been restored territory-wide. This puts the restoration at about 94% complete."

"January 13, 2018
More than 1,100 customers were restored across the Virgin Islands this week. Total restoration is now estimated at 94%."

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"Crews will be working in the following areas this week and into the weekend finalizing reconstruction and restoration of customers.

St. Croix: Blue Mountain, Brooks Hill, Bugby Hole, Cane Bay, Glynn, Grapetree Bay, Great Pond, Hannah's Rest, Herbert Grigg, Hibiscus Point, Jolly Hill, Judith's Fancy, La Grange, La Reine, Little Fountain, Little La Grange, Mon Bijou, Mount Pellier, Orange Grove, Peter's Rest, Plessen, River, Salt River, Seven Hills, Sion Farm, Springfield, St. John and Two Friends.

In addition, crews are continuing to replace streetlights along major thoroughfares on all three islands and are working to restore electric service to traffic signals."

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LF- Here is your chance to call WAPA.

"On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, WAPA will begin a No Customer Left Behind campaign on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Similar to the ongoing effort on St. John, the No Customer Left Behind program is aimed at reconnecting all customers who can be restored to the electric grid, and who may have been bypassed during the first phase of service restoration.

“As the territory-wide restoration effort nears completion, the No Customer Left Behind campaign will allow residents in both districts an opportunity to inform WAPA if they have not yet been restored. This includes customers who are either missing service connections to their weather heads, missing meters, or who were bypassed because their weather head and/or meter base was not ready to be reenergized in previous stages of the restoration,” said Clinton Hedrington, Jr., Acting Executive Director / CEO of WAPA.

Three hotline numbers have been established: St. Croix, 340-715-8022, St. John, 340-715-8020 and St. Thomas, 340-715-8021. In addition, WAPA has established texting options for customers to request restoration. Customers can text their account number and request restoration of service to the following numbers: On St. Croix, 340-244-9004 and on St. Thomas – St. John, 340-244-8072. The customer’s information will be collected by a WAPA employee on the respective island, and will then be channeled to the appropriate divisions so restoration can be scheduled. “The goal is once a customer makes contact with the No Customer Left Behind hotline, assuming all documentation is in order, that customer will be restored within three days,” he added. Customers who cannot experience service restoration within three days will be contacted and provided with a projected restoration date.
As of Monday, more than 46,000 customers have been restored territory-wide, which represents approximately 95% of customers eligible for restoration.

WAPA customers who have not yet been restored, are encouraged to call or text the No Customer Left Behind hotline on their respective island. We continue to Recover, Rebuild & Restore.

WAPA...Working for You!!"

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"Jan 20 -- Territory wide restoration efforts continue with more than 48,650 customers restored. St. Croix restoration levels are at 97%, St. John at 99% and St. Thomas restoration stands at 95%. To request service restoration, call the No Customer Level Behind hotline: 340-715-8022 on St. Croix or 340-715-8021 on St. Thomas and St. John."

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WAPA BOARD APPROVES COMPOSITE POLES PURCHASE AND CONTRACTS FOR THEIR INSTALLATION

The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority’s plan to add new, more resilient, composite poles to the electric grid edged closer to reality Monday, WAPA announced today. The utility’s governing board approved the purchase of more than 6,500 composite poles, and ratified contracts with two companies to install the newer type poles.

As part of a sweeping package of hazard mitigation projects aimed at hardening the transmission and distribution systems, WAPA intends to install the composite poles along critical feeder paths and on key transmission circuits. “The goal is to install the poles in heavily-populated areas. These poles can better withstand higher wind speeds when compared to traditional wooden poles. If our system fares better in major storms, we can restore electrical service to our residents and businesses in a more efficient manner,” said Interim Executive Director Clinton Hedrington, Jr.

Meeting on St. Croix, the governing board approved contracts with BBC Electrical Service and Haugland Energy for the composite pole installations. WAPA plans to install approximately 2,800 poles on St. Croix, 2,200 on St. Thomas, 180 on Water Island, and 1,100 on St. John.

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