Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
BVI Electricity Corporation
Release Date:
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 1:15pm

The Paul P. Wattley Road will be closed for a period of four weeks while cable trenching continues for the Phase V Power Development programme.

The works are on-going and are expected to be completed by April 30.

Works will continue into Long Bush to facilitate the installation of a new interconnecting transmission cable from Pockwood Pond power station to the Long Bush power station. This portion of the project is to upgrade the power distributing capacity of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation’s grid. Works are currently on schedule.

Residents in areas beyond the St. Georges Primary School are asked to proceed with caution, adhere to all safety signs and follow the instructions of road officers in the affected area, while works are in progress.

Road works associated with the installation of the transmission cables are on-schedule and are expected to be completed by the end of April. K-Line International and sub-contractors Sandwise BVI Limited are undertaking the works.

The Ministry of Communications and Works is also drafting a policy to integrate renewable energy into the national grid and lower the Territory’s dependency on imported fuels.

Government in the interim, is advising the public to promote energy conservation by conserving energy whenever possible, including switching to LED lights while turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg