WAPA, consultants spar over LEAC


Font size: [A] [A] [A]

ST. THOMAS - For all of the discussion before the V.I. Public Services Commission on Tuesday night, everyone in the standing-room-only forum could agree on one thing: Virgin Islanders pay way too much for electricity.

The hearing made little progress in establishing exactly why that is the case, which is a topic that has been the subject of intense public debate between the V.I. Water and Power Authority and consultants for the Public Services Commission, which oversees WAPA's rates.

Instead, the Public Services Commission essentially sided with WAPA against the PSC's own consultants and vacated portions of an order it voted on in December to approve an increase to the Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause, or LEAC.

- Contact reporter Lou Mattei at 714-9124 or email lmattei@dailynews.vi.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
\

Best of the VI

Best of the VI: After more than 100,000 text and Facebook votes were cast, it is time to unveil the winners.

Daily News

Try our e-newspaper delivered to you every day

Island Trader

Good stuff, best buys, great fun

Crucian Trader

Celebrating St. Croix History, Culture and People

Island Action

Your complete guide to where to go and what to do this week in the Virgin Islands.