The Guam Power Authority and the U.S. Navy will enter into a land lease agreement to celebrate planned renewable energy projects for Guam this coming Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the CCU Board Room at the 3rd floor of the Gloria B. Nelson Public Service Building in Fadian, Mangilao.
“The lease agreement will be for properties totaling 164 acres of land able to support approximately 40MW (megawatts) of Solar PV generation to the Island Wide Power System (IWPS),” stated John M. Benavente, P.E. General Manager, “The Authority will contract with private partners for solar PV farms on these properties– the facilities will the part of the Authority’s utility scale renewable project to further diversify our energy resources.”
The Authority continues to works towards exceeding the renewable energy goals as outlined in P.L. 29-62, an Act to Promote the Development of Renewable Energy on Guam. The lease agreement represents a “One-Guam” collaborative effort to provide affordable and utility scale solar energy to all GPA customers. This partnership with the U.S. Navy will lessen Guam’s dependency on imported fuel and promote new renewable energy job opportunities for residents.
"This One Guam collaborative effort is a win for the Navy, the island of Guam and our planet,” stated Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, Commander Navy Region Marianas, “It will provide clean and affordable energy to all Guam residents, help reduce our use of carbon fuel and contribute to our military readiness.”