Business View caribbean - Aug 2023

29 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN VOLUME 10, ISSUE 8 VIRGIN ISLANDS WATER AND POWER AUTHORI TY Andrew Smith, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director, describes this fresh undertaking with a sense of optimism, remarking, “We have reverse osmosis facilities on both Saint Thomas and Saint Croix, operated by a third-party provider named Seven Seas Water that produces drinking water in the territory.” These reverse osmosis facilities not only symbolize VIWAPA’s commitment to technological advancement but also exemplify the Authority’s unflagging dedication to meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers in the Virgin Islands. Scheduled Power Outages: A Complex Yet Necessary Undertaking In the dynamic world of utility management, few challenges are more complex and delicate than the orchestration of scheduled power outages. For VIWAPA, these periodic interruptions are a vital, though often inconvenient, aspect of ensuring a robust and resilient power grid.