Niel Vanterpool

Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (VIWAPA)
Director of Transmission & Distribution


Mr. Vanterpool is Director of Transmission & Distribution at the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (VIWAPA). He is responsible for the formulation of short and long range plans for the Authority’s electric system expansion and development as well as planning and oversight of all aspects of engineering, operation, construction and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system.

Prior to his role as T&D Director, Mr. Vanterpool served as Manager of the Automation & Operations Department, responsible for the planning and implementation of the Authority’s automation/control and smart grid initiatives. Mr. Vanterpool also served as an Electrical Engineer in the System Planning Department. He has played key roles in the implementation of the Authority’s supervisory control and data acquisition system, automated metering infrastructure, GIS, and distribution automation. Mr. Vanterpool has been with VIWAPA since 2005.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.