Statia Utility Company N.V. (STUCO) is the electricity and water provider for the island of St. Eustatius. STUCO, was established in 2013 with the aim of supplying electricity and water to the island of St. Eustatius. The Public Entity of St. Eustatius is the shareholder of STUCO.
Water distribution and testing
The Public Entity of St. Eustatius turned over all water assets to STUCO to produce and distribute water to the community. The water is produced through three reverse Osmosis Plants. STUCO is currently planning to expand drinking water production and storage capacity. STUCO’s water is tested at SLS Labs in St. Martin.
During time of drought, STUCO is at the moment unable to meet the demand for water due to a shortage in production capacity, limited storage capacity and leakages in the main transport pipe. STUCO regrets that during this period, the company must resort to rationing.
Works on a new storage tank, a new transport pipeline and an extension of the production capacity are all under way and will be finished before the end of 2020.
STUCO has an electricity network covering all residential areas of the island.
The electricity network is a combination of underground lines and lines on poles. Work is going on to extend the part of the network underground which makes the network more hurricane proof.
The company has a large solar park as main source of power production. On top of this, generators are also used for power production.