Installation of a standby generator must be pre-approved by the Government. The standby generator is only to be used when the BVI Electrical Corporations current is off. 


Step 1:  Applicant submits form to the Ministry of Communications and Works in hard copy.  

Step 2:  The Electrical Inspections Unit would contact the applicant to arrange the site visit.   

Step 3:  Once approved, a letter of approval would be issued to the applicant from the Ministry of Communication and Works. 

Supporting Documents

  • Application Form 

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

21 days

Additional Notes

Once the original installation is to be changed or modified, the applicant is suppose to inform the Electrical Inspections Unit.

Department Contact Information

Ministry of Communications and Works

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Communications and Works
Government of the Virgin Islands
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2183
Fax: 1(284) 468-3090