Photo and Caption

Premier's Office
Ministry of Communications and Works
Release Date:
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 4:30pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is pictured with Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark Vanterpool, members of the Board for the BVI Electricity Corporation and representatives from Wartsila Caribbean Inc., as the Government broke ground for the Phase V Development Programme today, Monday, March 23. The development programme involves the purchase and installation of two diesel-fired generators, adding production capacity of over 16 megawatts of electrical power, plus two 34.5 KV cables, which will follow a separate route to that of the existing Pockwood Pond to Road Town line. The plan is intended to cater to the growing demand for electrical energy within the Territory and provide reserve capacity to take care of planned and unplanned maintenance on the generating units, thereby reducing the need for load shedding. (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)