The V.I. Water and Power Authority finished blasting rock last week and is now beginning construction on the storage systems needed to convert the territory’s oil fired power plants to propane.
Once the territory’s electricity is largely generated by propane, customers can expect to see a 35 percent reduction in the Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause portion of their bill, WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge Jr. said.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority announced that the LPG Conversion Projects on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix continue to make significant progress. “We have now completed the demolition phase of the projects on both islands,” said Executive Director Hugo V. Hodge, Jr.” and are now moving to the construction phase.”
WAPA’s new liquefied propane tanks are being fabricated by Geldof, a Belgium company located in Willebroek near Brussels. Once these tanks are transported and installed they will be used to store the propane which will be used for power generation on St. Thomas and St. Croix. These tanks will store a two weeks supply of propane at each site. Click here to view photos of the tanks.