SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Virgin Islands reported an island-wide energy outage on St. Croix on Monday that compelled officers to shut colleges and authorities workplaces.
The islands’ Water and Energy Authority mentioned in a press release that there was a lack of energy era on the Property Richmond energy plant round daybreak.
Officers up to date their assertion within the afternoon to say that era was misplaced once more as crews labored to repair the issue.
Island-wide energy outages have turn into more and more frequent in St. Croix, the place greater than 41,000 folks stay. Officers have mentioned the biggest generator is inefficient and runs solely on diesel, and that the smaller items are older, not steadily maintained and never capable of stand up to the extra load when the biggest one fails.