ENERGY INDUSTRY AND COVID-19: STRATEGISING FOR THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

The world has changed. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has seen to that. Safeguarding and stabilising operations, liquidity, people, supply chains and markets has been the overwhelming first priority. Now, companies must start thinking strategically about how they will adapt as the pandemic and markets evolve. As well as affecting countless lives, COVID-19 has unleashed a […]

SOLAR UNDER STORM

Best Practices for Policymakers for Resilient Photovoltaic Systems for Islands July 14, 2020  |  By: Laurie Stone, Rocky Mountain Institute As the intensity and frequency of hurricanes and typhoons increase, islands—which contribute little to climate change—are suffering disproportionate damage to their energy infrastructure and economies, and thus their people’s health and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Wärtsilä to Deliver Hybrid LPG/LFO Fuelled Power Plant and Energy Storage System to US Virgin Islands

Press release Wärtsilä Corporation, July 21, 2020, The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to deliver a state-of-the-art power plant and energy storage system to the US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). The plant will be delivered and installed on an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) basis. It will be exceptional […]

VINLEC – FUEL SURCHARGE RATE DOWN BY 21.86 PERCENT

  July 13 , 2020 KINGSTOWN Customers of St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) will see a significant decrease in the Fuel Surcharge Rate applicable on bills for July 2020.  VINLEC is pleased to inform customers that this month’s rate is 21.12 cents per unit, the lowest in the past four years.  A rate of […]

JPS – More Standpipe Residents Going Legal

July 29, 2020 More residents in the Standpipe community of St. Andrew are going the route of accessing legal electricity supply.  Of the over 400 households, 300 are legal customers with several of the remaining residents taking active steps to receive safe and legal electricity. Earlier this year, JPS through its Community Renewal Programme, reached […]

Smart LED Streetlights Now Cover Two-thirds of the Island – JPS Working Closely With Councillors on Repairs

July 24, 2020 JPS is announcing that its Smart LED Streetlight project has now covered two-thirds of the island, with approximately 69,000 streetlights having been converted from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) bulbs, to the newer more energy efficient and durable Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights. The upgraded LED streetlights not only provide better lighting, but also have […]

JPS Customers to Get Text Message Alerts for High Energy Usage

July 20, 2020 Starting today, JPS residential customers who have smart meters, will begin receiving text message alerts, if their monthly consumption moves 30% or more compared to their previous month’s electricity usage.  As JPS continues to roll out smart meters, thus making the technology more widely available, more residential customers will be able to […]