New York to support rebuilding of U.S. Virgin Islands' electric grid
The U.S. Virgin Islands' power systems were heavily damaged when two Category 5 hurricanes—Irma and Maria—made landfall on the island in September 2017.
A recovery effort by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has been underway to restore and improve the island's electric infrastructure, and WAPA is now requesting assistance from the New York Power Authority through the American Public Power Associations' mutual aid process.
A memorandum of understanding between NYPA and WAPA was signed today to put in place the needed mechanisms for New York to provide technical consulting support for the electric infrastructure rebuild. ■