In Case You Missed It: NEWS2 nightly newscast reported on the arrival of propane storage tanks, which are a key component of WAPA’s conversion project to propane. Governor deJongh oversaw the arrival of the first tanks and said that “a savings on power is a salary increase for many of us in this community.” WAPA’s project is moving forward and customers will see their utility bills go down as soon as the project is complete. Great reporting by Erica Parsons.
The first shipment of 18 empty gas tanks, weighing between 200 and 300 tons, was unloaded Wednesday at the St. Croix Port Authority Container Port to continue the territory’s conversion to energy efficient power with liquid propane and/or natural gas.
The conversion to propane is projected to save $90 million and reduce consumers’ bills by 30 percent. Reducing or eliminating the dependency on fossil fuels will “change our economy,” Gov. John deJongh Jr. said Wednesday.