Tuesday, 16 May 2017

GPA announces renewable energy efforts

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GPA announced that they will be the owners and operators of the solar facilitates in Naval Base Guam and Route 3.

Guam - In an effort to provide clean and affordable energy to all Guam residents, the Guam Power Authority partnered with the Department of the Navy to develop renewable energy projects.

In a press conference this morning, GPA announced that they will be the owners and operators of the solar facilitates in Naval Base Guam and Route 3.

A total of 164 acres are being transferred over from the Navy so that GPA can maintain the 38 megawatt direct current properties.

Joseph Duenas, the Chairman on the Guam Consolidated Commission on Utilities shared with media the significance of this milestone accomplishment.

“We have been working on our integrated resource plan for many years. It details how we’re going to move towards renewables over a period of time, our goal when we set it was 120 megawatts, I think we might surpass that goal a little bit. But as we continue to make those improvements, we’re looking towards becoming more sustainable in terms of our environment and renewable energy and always, always keeping the power on, because that’s the bottom line: we have to keep the power on 24/7. We cannot fail,” Duenas shared.  

 

Click below to view maps of the facilities. 

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