British Virgin Islands


The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico.
The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Approximately fifteen of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is situated on Tortola, the largest island which is approximately 20 km (12 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. The islands have a total population of about 22,000, of whom approximately 18,000 live on Tortola.

The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is the sole power company in
the British Virgin Islands.

Notable Achievement(s):

  • Peter Island Wind Turbine Project

CIPORE Focal Point Office

Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour


Fast Facts

  • Capital: Road Town
  • Official Languages: English
  • Demonym:Virgin Islander
  • Government: British Overseas Territory
  • Area: 153 km2/59 sq mi
  • Population: 27,000
  • Currency: US dollar

RE Snap Shot

  • RE Interests: Wind, solar
  • RE Target: NYA
  • Utility Company: British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC)
  • RE in Grid Supply: None
  • Energy Institutions: British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC)


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