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Energy Office
4101 Estate Mars Hill
Frederiksted, VI, 00840
Telephone 340.713.8436
Fax 340.772.0063

St. Thomas Office
4605 Tutu Mall, Suite 231l
Telephone 714-8436
Fax 776-1914



Energy Staff
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Karl Knight, Director

Tess Berg  Administrative Specialist

Molissa Brin, Administrative Aide

Don Buchanan, Media Information Specialist

Calvert Charleswell, WAP Audit Inspector

Joseph Daniel , Energy Operations Coordinator

Lucy Estephane, Administrative Aide, Finance

Carl Joseph, Energy Analyst II

Patricia Lord, Grants Program Coordinator

Kim Matthias  Junior Computer Programmer

Leila Muller, Energy Operations Coordinator

Jarell O'Connor, WAP Administrative Aide

Aminah Saleem, Grants Manager

Jozette Walker, Executive Administrative Officer





































Energy Office Wins Award From SEA

      The St. Croix Environmental Association awarded its Good Government Award for 2007 to the V.I. Energy Office at its annual meeting in November at the Buccaneer Hotel and Resort on St. Croix.award

      Carol Cramer-Burke, program manager for 500 member organization, in presenting the award, said that the Energy Office has worked hard in the last year promoting good environmental policy. She emphasized the Energy Office’s rebate program for residents who invest in alternative energy and the Junior Solar Sprint program which helps teach students about solar power.

      She also pointed out that the Energy Office, a division of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, during the last year had partnered with SEA in showing environmental films free to residents at the University of Virgin Islands.

      She said, “We have enjoyed working to with the Energy Office this year and look forward to working with the office in the future.”  She added, after the meeting that SEA which was organized in 1986 does not present a Good Government Award every year. She explained, “We award it only when we see an agency that warrants special attention for its environmental action and programs and the Energy Office definitely fits that description.”

      Paul Chakroff, SEA new managing director, presented the award to the Energy Office Don Buchanan. Buchanan said, “The Energy Office enjoyed working with SEA and we too look for more future partnerships.”

May Cornwall, executive director of the V.I. Waste Management Authority, gave the keynote speech at the meeting. Also speaking was Richard Smullen, vice president of environmental health and safety at Hovensa.

      Carlos Tesitor and Ditty Layton were recognized  for their years of service with SEA and. Lisa Yntema won the Environmentalist of the Year award, but was not present to receive it.







    Virgin Islands Energy future

    June Workshop in Christiansted Will Focus on Clean Energy Strategies

          EDIN-USVI Energy Workshop will be at the Bjerget House, 56-58 Hill Street in Christiansted, St. Croix, on June 11.
          The workshop will focus on ongoing projects and strategies for achieving 60% clean energy by 2025 as part of the Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN)-U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) project launched in 2010 with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
          The EDIN partners will meet with members of the USVI Energy Action Team, project working groups, local VIenergize Partners, and other community clean energy champions at the historic Bjerget House which is receiving energy efficiency upgrades this spring, thanks to a DOE grant administered by the Virgin Islands Energy Office as part of the Wise Investments Save Energy (WISE) program.
          The workshop will be followed by a 5 p.m. cocktail reception hosted by VIenergize Partner Quality Electric Supply (QES) to kick off its Energy Week events, including the QES Renewable Energy and Water Production Conference (June 12-14).


Energy Selects Employees of the Year

Karl Knight, Director of Virgin Islands Energy Office, announced at the end of May, that Miguel Quinones, St. Thomas, and Radclyffe Percy, St.Croix, were chosen as the Virgin Islands Energy Office “2011 Employee of the Year” for their respective districts.
          Miguel Quinones has been employed by the VIEO since May 2009 and Radclyffe Percy since May 2007.  Knight said each brings to the Energy Office a special work ethic and consistency for excellence.

          He added, in a released statemen,t that the pair exhibits a keen knowledge of programming responsibilities, and are very focused in the execution of their work.  They are task oriented and diligent in completing assignments.  They are innovative, creative, and extremely helpful to other staff. They work aggressively to make sure that the Energy Office overall goals and objectives are met.
          The quality of work demonstrated by Miguel and Percy is shown in the professional manner in which they carryout their assignments.  TheEnergy Office has turned to them for their computer skills on several occasions with much success. 
Knight said Miguel and Percy are true assets to the Energy Office not only for their professional expertise, but for the diligence they show in the production of their work output, their willingness to help fellow staff no matter what the problem, and in the teamwork they lend in getting the job done. 


Welcome to the Virgin Islands Energy Office web site

The site contains information on renewable energy and energy efficient programs implemented in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Documents are also available here for downloading so the web site can serve as a tool for Virgin Islanders attempting to remedy the adverse effects of the skyrocketing cost of petroleum.The site links residents to opportunities through the Energy Office, the U.S. Department of Energy and its partnering agencies to improve the quality of life on the islands.



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