Ministry of Communications and Works
BVI Electricity Corporation
Release Date:
Wednesday, 10 May 2023 - 11:03am

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is informing its valued customers that on Saturday, May 6 at approximately 10:17 a.m. a fault occurred at the Henry Wilfred Smith Power Station which resulted in a total system shutdown.

The entire grid was restored by 2:55 p.m.  The cause of the fault is currently under investigation.

The corporation thanks residents and visitors to the Virgin Islands for their patience and regrets any inconvenience caused.

The BVIEC remains committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience.


Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-2035