I hang out in St John quite a bit and am always amazed by the lack of solar there. St Thomas/St John/St Croix(I believe) all share a grid powered exclusively by diesel generators. There are a few large scale solar operations(they have net metering) and they hit something like 15% of demand at peak. If they're paying 30 cents per kWh(or more) now, wouldn't it be cheaper to simply have a voter referendum, take over the grid entirely, and outsource operations to an entity like TSLA/SCTY who could very rapidly transition to 100% wind/solar/storage? They need fresh water production so using all that excess solar at peak would be no problem at all. Build supply up to 200% and either store it or use it for fresh water production. Obviously the residents of the USVI outnumber the villa population considerably. Wouldn't it be fun to have a ballot initiative that bought out the current grid operator, gave Tesla a 30 year utility contract with set profit and all excess profits went to the USVI school systems? You could even set a "free standard usage" fee scheme that kept high energy villas paying about what they do now while less energy intensive shack owners got paid a bit each month for conserving. Wouldn't that end up cheaper in the end? I wonder what their rights are with ballot initiatives.