July 21, 2008 — The V.I. Water and Power Authority will continue to rotate feeders every two hours on Tuesday as engineers and technicians work to repair a faulty 42-megawatt gas turbine that caused Monday's rotating power.
According to Hugo Hodge, Jr. WAPA's executive director, the utility anticipates completing repairs by Wednesday and restoring stability to St. Thomas' Randolph E. Harley Power Plant once the unit is back on line.
Hodge said that while WAPA implemented a rotation schedule on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the schedule was discontinued by 4 p.m. when WAPA was able to meet mid-afternoon demand. But two big hotels remained off line and generated their own power in order to assist WAPA in meeting its generation shortfalls.
WAPA will implement rotating outages on Tuesday, as necessary, according to the following schedule:
9 to 11 a.m.
A section of 10B Feeder: Bakkero to Frenchman's Bay, Antilles School area/Frenchman's Bay area
9C Feeder: Brookman, Fort Mylner, Mariendahl.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9E Feeder: St. John/Fish Bay, Adrian, Gift Hill, Enighed, Contant, Great Cruz Bay
Ridge Road Feeder: Montessori School, Cowpet Resort, Elysian Hotel areas
A section of 7D Feeder: Smith Bay, Water Bay, Point Pleasant, Coral World.
1 to 3 p.m.
7B Feeder: The Avenue, Sugar Estate, Oswald Harris Court, Lockhart Mall, Raphune Hill, Cost-u-less, Home Depot, Price Smart.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A section of 8B Feeder: Mahogany Run, Mandahl, Wintberg, Lovenlund
A section of 7C Feeder: Tutu, Anna's Retreat.
5 to 7 p .m.
A section of 7E Feeder: St. John National Park to Coral Bay, North Side
8A Feeder: Nisky Center, Savan, Altona, Bergs Home, Garden Street, Agnes Fancy
A section of 6A Feeder: University of the Virgin Islands, Hope, Bordeaux, Santa Maria, a section of Estate Pearl.
7 to 9 p.m.
A section of 10B Feeder: Paul M. Pearson Garden Community, West Indian Company, Estate Thomas
9 to 11 p.m.
9A Feeder: Backstreet, Sub base.
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