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May 8, 2019

GPA's Current LEAC Factor effective February 1, 2019 approved by PUC per Docket No. 19-07



GPA's Current LEAC Factor effective February 1, 2019 approved by PUC per Docket No. 19-07

Distribution level (Secondary Customers)                              $0.154242/kWh
Transmission level (Primary – 13.8 KV Customers)               $0.149579/kWh
Transmission level (Primary – 34.5 KV Customers)               $0.149148/kWh
Transmission level (Primary – 115KV Customers)                 $0.147312/kWh

March 27, 2019

GPA SUPPORTS RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ALL RATEPAYERS



GPA IS OWNED BY ALL RATEPAYERS!


GPA SUPPORTS RENEWABLE ENERGY
FOR ALL RATEPAYERS

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE

March 26, 2019 • 6:30 pm • GCIC Building, 2nd Floor, Hagatna

April 3, 2019 • 7 pm • Dededo Senior Citizens Center

April 4, 2019 • 6 pm • Agat Community Center


Learn More





February 24, 2019

GPA Public Service Announcement - How Power Is Recovered After Tropical Storms and Typhoons


Post Typhoon Wutip GPA Plan of Action


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT                                          FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

                                                                                                         ART S. PEREZ
                                                                                                         COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
24 FEBRUARY 2019                                                                      PHONE NO. 648-3000


Re:                                         PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR TYPHOON WUTIP/GPA CUSTOMERS
For Release:                       On Receipt
End Date:                            26 February 2019

GUAM POWER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING
STORM-RELATED INFORMATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND CUSTOMERS

The Guam Power Authority’s 24-hour Trouble Dispatch Desk telephone numbers are (671) 475-1472/3/4. 

GUAM POWER AUTHORITY’S (GPA) PLAN OF ACTION POST TYPHOON WUTIP
RECOVERY and RESTORATION

With the passage of Typhoon Wutip, GPA has commenced its systematic plan for restoring power to vital community services and to all customers able to receive power.  Updated information about restoration will be provided regularly to all local media outlets, Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense every 6-hours and updates posted on GPA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GuamPowerAuthority).

REPORTING POWER OUTAGES
GPA’s Trouble Dispatchers will be available to take calls from customers around-the-clock at (671) 475-1472/3/4; or via direct message on GPA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GuamPowerAuthority).    If the phone lines are busy, continue trying. GPA Line crews will work outage trouble calls as long as it is safe to do so, but when storm conditions become dangerous, it will be necessary for crews to suspend work. If electric service is interrupted during the height of the storm, please do not call GPA at that time. Wait a reasonable time after the winds have subsided and the island returns to COR 1, before reporting any trouble. 

SAFETY/PRECAUTIONS
If you see a downed power line or sparking wires, stay away and call GPA’s Trouble Dispatch Desk or local authorities immediately. Warn others to keep clear of the fallen line(s) and avoid contact with trees, fences or anything else the line may be touching.

RESIDENTS WITH MEDICAL ISSUES
Prior to the arrival of the storm, customers who are reliant on power for medical issues should make arrangements to stay with family or friends with generator power for the duration of and following the storm.

FREEZER CARE
Prior to the arrival of the storm, freezers and refrigerators should be turned to their coldest settings. The more frozen food there is in a freezer, the longer it will remain frozen. Plastic jugs filled with frozen water will also help maintain the cold temperature. Use tape to seal the freezer and make it as air-tight as possible. If electric service is interrupted, well-filled freezers will keep most foods frozen for two to three days if the door is kept closed.

AFTER - STORM RESTORATION PLANS
After the passage of the storm, GPA crews are working 16-hour shifts, 24-7, to clear power lines and restore power.  Power service recovery after a storm is an extremely dangerous effort. If there is extensive damage to the island wide power system, electricity in some areas may not be restored for several days. Customers are asked to be please be patient and know that crews are working a systematic and safe plan of action to restore the greatest number of customers in the shortest possible time. Main power lines from substations will be cleared and repaired first, which will restore power to the maximum possible number of customers able to receive power. Following that, repair crews will go village by village street-by-street and home-by-home to restore individual service to all customers able to receive power.

Please do not make attempts to have line crews respond to individual requests, as it will only delay the overall restoration process.

REPORTING OUTAGES
After the passage of the Typhoon Wutip, customers should replace any blown fuses or reset any tripped breakers in their homes. If the line connecting the house to the distribution pole is damaged, call to report it to GPA Trouble Dispatch.  GPA’s Trouble Dispatch Desk phone system or via GPA’s Facebook page is the fastest, easiest way to report an outage. It’s not necessary to talk with a GPA representative.

HOME ELECTRICAL DAMAGE
As GPA crews make repairs to the island wide power system, it is important that customers make sure the electric facilities at their homes or businesses are intact. GPA cannot restore electricity wherever electric meter boxes or service entrance pipes on the side of a home or business are damaged. Customers are responsible for contacting a licensed electrician to have those repairs made, and obtain an inspection and clearance(s) from the Department of Public Works (DPW) first; and may then call GPA to have power restored.

DANGEROUS SITUATIONS
It’s important for all residents and customers in a storm-damaged area to be keenly aware of potentially dangerous situations from downed power lines. Energized or ‘Live’ power lines can also be hidden, or may be making contact with fallen trees or fences. Even though the electricity to your home may still be off...treat every wire as if it was energized and potentially dangerous. Customers should also avoid piling any debris or trash on or around electric facilities, including pad mount transformers, poles or loose wires.

PORTABLE GENERATORS
During extended outages, some customers may use portable generators at their homes or businesses. It’s very important to use all generators correctly. Do not use an extension cord to plug a generator into a household outlet. This can cause serious injury to you and/or restoration crews. Instead, only connect appliances directly to the generator. If you have any questions about the use of a generator, please refer to your operator’s manual that accompanied your generator. Customers using backup generators, please ensure your main breaker is in the open position to ensure safety of the GPA crews.

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February 22, 2019

Voltage Fluctuations Advisory for Typhoon Wutip

Voltage Fluctuations

During and after a storm, the island wide power system may be unstable, with abnormal high or low voltages, or fluctuating voltage being experienced in homes and commercial establishments.

If you detect voltage fluctuations such as extremely bright lighting or very dim lighting emanating from lamps or lights, immediately unplug your "sensitive" appliances which include:  refrigerators, air conditioners, computer and computer-related equipment, microwave ovens, etc.  Then immediately report this electrical problem to GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3/4.  Your prompt action may prevent damage to your appliances caused by power surges/spikes or power dips.
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Generator Operations During Typhoon Wutip



Advisory for Generator Operations during Tropical Storms

The Guam Power Authority is advising the public for those customers operating generators for either residential or commercial operations.  If you are operating a generator, especially a large generator, please SHUT OFF THE MAIN BREAKER(S) OF ALL THE HOUSE(S) OR BUILDING(S) THAT ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR GENERATOR.

Ensure that a certified electrician has properly installed a “disconnect” switch” to your generator.  This will prevent a “back feed” of electricity onto powerlines that can seriously harm or injure line workers in the area.

Owners of personal generators should consult and comply with the manufacturer's operating manuals and other specially-prepared materials provided with their personal emergency generators. 
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GPA further advises the public that when operating personal generators to service homes or businesses, you should ensure that it is operating in an open, well ventilated area to prevent adverse effects from inhalation of fumes.  For your personal safety and the safety of your family members or employees, double check and make sure that your generator is not in an enclosed area or located next to your air conditioner's air intake and/or other air ducts leading into the dwelling areas in your homes or establishments.

For more information call GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch telephone numbers at 475-1472/3/4.
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Shutting Off Main Breakers Typhoon Wutip Advisory



SHUTTING OFF MAIN BREAKERS

The Guam Power Authority is advising the public for their cooperation and assistance to protect the health and safety of the line crews responding to outages.  In case of a power outage and if you are operating a generator, especially a large generator, please SHUT OFF THE MAIN BREAKER(S) OF ALL THE HOUSE(S) OR BUILDING(S) THAT ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR GENERATOR.  This will prevent a "back feed" of power from your generator unit into the Island Wide Power System.  Also, when operating an emergency backup generator, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.  Your actions will prevent serious injury or death to GPA's line crews who are either clearing lines or energizing primary and secondary power lines across Guam.
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Downed Power Lines Typhoon Wutip Advisory


Power Line Safety after Tropical Storms

See downed overhead lines? Stay away and call GPA Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3 or 4.  The passage of tropical storms/typhoons often damage power lines, hardware or equipment, exposing people to deadly danger. Keep your family and neighbors safe with these downed-line safety tips.

If You See Downed Power Lines:
1.       Do not go near downed lines or fallen wires.
  1. Stay away from anything touching downed lines (tree limbs, vehicles, puddles, etc.).
  2. If someone already made contact with a power line, do not try to rescue them. You can’t help if you become a victim. Call 911.
  3. Report downed power lines to GPA Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3 or 4.

Keep Your Distance From Objects Near Overhead Lines:
1.       Metal objects like fences and guardrails can become energized if a power line contacts them.
2.       Do not attempt to remove tree limbs from power lines.
3.       The ground may be energized near a downed line.
4.       Standing water (puddles from flooding) may be energized from a downed line.
5.       Parked vehicles may be energized from a downed line.

GPA reminds the public that all fallen lines should be considered “live” and everyone should avoid them to prevent severe injury or death.

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Checking Your Home Appliances Left "ON" Prior to Adverse Weather Conditions


GPA advises and reminds all customers to make an internal electrical inspection of their home or business establishment, to ensure the safety of loved ones and customers.

Double check all electrical appliances or electrical switches that may have been "ON" prior interruption of power brought on by tropical storms.  Turn "OFF" all electrical items, especially cooking stoves and irons, to ensure safety, should electrical power be restored to your home or business during sleep-time hours or when you are away.  A small lamp or a single light fixture switched "ON" can be used to monitor the power status in your home or business.  Once power is restored in your area, you will be aware of it and can resume the operation of appliances within your home and/or business.
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Advisory for Generator Operations during Typhoon Wutip


The Guam Power Authority is advising the public for those customers operating generators for either residential or commercial operations.  If you are operating a generator, especially a large generator, please SHUT OFF THE MAIN BREAKER(S) OF ALL THE HOUSE(S) OR BUILDING(S) THAT ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR GENERATOR.

Ensure that a certified electrician has properly installed a “disconnect” switch” to your generator.  This will prevent a “back feed” of electricity onto powerlines that can seriously harm or injure line workers in the area.

Owners of personal generators should consult and comply with the manufacturer's operating manuals and other specially-prepared materials provided with their personal emergency generators. 

GPA further advises the public that when operating personal generators to service homes or businesses, you should ensure that it is operating in an open, well ventilated area to prevent adverse effects from inhalation of fumes.  For your personal safety and the safety of your family members or employees, double check and make sure that your generator is not in an enclosed area or located next to your air conditioner's air intake and/or other air ducts leading into the dwelling areas in your homes or establishments.

For more information call GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch telephone numbers at 475-1472/3/4.
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Securing Yard Items Typhoon Wutip Advisory


The Guam Power Authority is watching for all weather conditions that might impact the island wide power system.  Strong, gusty winds can cause power outages. GPA has crews prepared to handle any service disruptions in a safe and efficient manner.

GPA further advises customers to report vegetation or fallen tree limbs on power lines and all fallen powerlines. Downed powerlines may be energized and are dangerous. If you identify a hazard that needs to be addressed; or to report a power outage, customers can call GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch Desk at (671) 475-1472/3/4, or via direct message on GPA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GuamPowerAuthority).   

Securing Yard/Property Items

The Guam Power Authority (GPA) advises all residents to secure items on their properties or in their yards which may become airborne in high wind conditions.  Such items include canopies/tents, trampolines, patio items, playground items, construction materials etc.  If blown into nearby power lines, these items will damage the lines, cause power outages or even potential life threatening situations if power is still energized or “live.”

If such items are in contact with power lines or equipment, immediately report the situation to GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch Desk at (671) 475-1472/3/4, or via direct message on GPA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GuamPowerAuthority).    Please provide the exact location or address, contact information and condition of location.  Do not under any circumstance attempt to remove items off of power lines or equipment.  Consider such situations as dangerous and life threatening.

GPA reminds the public that all fallen or downed power lines should be considered energized or “live” and you should not attempt to make contact with the downed lines to avoid severe injury or death.
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January 23, 2019

CCU APPROVES U/G PROJECT FOR TUMON BAY



The Consolidated Commission on Utilities last night approved Resolution 2019-2 to Authorize Expenditures for the Construction of the Tumon Bay Lateral Conversion Project.  The Tumon Bay Lateral Underground Conversion Project is designed to convert existing overhead laterals (power lines) along San Vitores Road to an underground system. The project will also upgrade the existing system thereby improving power quality to customers. 

This project will provide an underground system that will remain intact in the event of a typhoon, consequently improving restoration efforts for this area.,” stated John Benavente, P.E., General Manager, “The project will install primary and secondary underground system to five sites along San Vitores Road in Tumon - (Fiesta Hotel Lateral, Dai Ichi Condo Site, Behind Pacific Bay Hotel, Behind DFS towards the Lotte Resort and Nikko Hotel Areas.

The primary distribution lines will be placed underground for residential and commercial customers within the project area.  These same lines will be converted to an underground service through pad-mounted transformers.  Total estimated cost for the project is $5.2M

“Funding source are GPA Revenue Bonds with award to the lowest bidder - Core Tech,” remarked Benavente, “Tumon is the center of Guam’s tourism industry and thus, improving service reliability to Tumon will greatly benefit the people of Guam and significantly aid with recovery efforts after typhoons.
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December 27, 2018

GPA 2nd WAVE OF RESPONDERS HEADING TO SAIPAN


The Guam Power Authority’s (GPA) second wave of 32 employees departed early this morning to continue assistance with Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts on Saipan.

Over the last 2 months, GPA linemen, substation, plant electricians, operators, engineers, heavy equipment and plant mechanics and support staff have been working tirelessly to help restore Saipan’s power system. GPA bucket trucks and other vehicles and equipment were also sent out to help support the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) with restoration.  The second wave of responders are expected to be in Saipan for approximately two months.

“This next group of responders comprise of linemen, heavy equipment operators, substation & relay technicians, safety officers along with engineers,” stated GPA Acting General Manager John J. Cruz, P.E., “To date, 75% of Saipan’s power has been restored – our focus will be to restore the remaining 25% as quickly and safely as possible to those residents ready to receive power.”

“This continues to be a complete team effort and the management of GPA greatly appreciates the hard work and sacrifice of our team of responders,” remarked Cruz, “We will work alongside the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation to bring relief to Super Typhoon Yutu stricken residents of Saipan – the Authority has posted a documentary style video on our restoration efforts in Saipan on our Facebook page.”
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December 21, 2018

GPA YUTU RECOVERY TEAM COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS



GPA YUTU RECOVERY TEAM COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Three-quarters of Saipan power restored despite devastation

The Guam Power Authority’s (GPA) first wave of employees who have been providing assistance with Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts on Saipan will be returning home Saturday, December 22, 2018, to spend Christmas with their families.

Over the last 2 months, GPA linemen, substation and plant electricians, operators, engineers, heavy equipment and plant mechanics and support staff have been working tirelessly to help restore Saipan’s power system. GPA bucket trucks and other vehicles and equipment were also sent out to help support the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) with restoration.

“Less than a week after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the CNMI, GPA employees were on the ground in Saipan, working twelve to fourteen-hour days, seven days a week,” stated GPA Acting General Manager Melinda C. Mafnas. “These employees were happy to contribute their time and talent to help our brothers and sisters in Saipan. Hopefully, our efforts out there will help make Christmas a little brighter for our CNMI neighbors.”

75% of Saipan’s power has been restored.  GPA will send a second team to continue and complete power restoration efforts. They will be departing Guam for Saipan on the 27th of December.

“This has been a complete team effort and the management of GPA greatly appreciate the hard work and sacrifice of our first team of responders. We also want to thank our employees here on Guam for maintaining operations as well as the families of our first team for their sacrifice and unwavering support as they have been separated from their loved ones for a couple of months,” Mafnas said. “Most especially, thank you to our community for their continued patience as we support our neighbors in the north.”
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November 29, 2018

Online Service Interruption Notice Scheduled for this Weekend



The Guam Power Authority will be performing a major data update on its Customer Information System (CIS) in order to better serve our valued customers.  As a result, several online systems will not be operational as this update is being implemented.

The PayGPA website, GPWA MobileApp and Pay-by-Phone will be offline beginning Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and will be once again be available on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, although the GPWA Customer Service Office in Upper Tumon will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., no payments will be accepted at this time.  In addition, users will not be able to log in and access accounts until our update has been completed.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as GPA works to better service our ratepayers. Thank you.

November 27, 2018

LEAC RATE REMAINS UNCHANGED


Tonight, during a regular meeting of the Consolidated Commission on Utilities (CCU), Commissioners approved the Authority’s recommendation to make any adjustment to the current Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause (LEAC) or Fuel Recovery Surcharge on monthly energy statements.

“Our recommendation approved by the CCU reflects no adjustment at this time,” stated John Kim, Chief Financial Officer, “This should come as a welcomed announcement to ratepayers during the next six month LEAC period as the Fuel Recovery Charge on energy statement will remain stable.”

“GPA will gradually continue to true up fuel oil costs by maintaining current collections and dispatching of baseload units the next LEAC period – GPA should be able to manage our recovery of fuel expenses towards the Summer of 2019,” Kim further remarked, “GPA continues to explore and evaluate opportunities to reduce operating costs; GPA can fully dispatch the more efficient baseload units to meet customer demand and reduce reliance on the peaking units.”

November 15, 2018

Creation of New Position Notice


MEDIA NOTICE


The Guam Power Authority petitions the Consolidated Commission on Utilities (CCU) the following:

CREATION OF POSITION: (Classified)
Equipment Operator Superintendent

This petition is in compliance with 4 GCA, Chapter 6, §6303 (d) (added by Public Law 28-112).  The petition is also required by 4 GCA. §6205 and §6303 as public documents for the purposes of 5 GCA, Chapter 10, Art. 1 (Sunshine Law).

For more information, please visit the Guam Power Authority’s website at www.guampowerauthority.com/gpa_authority/careers/gpa_petitions.php or you may contact the Human Resources Division at 648-3130.

                                                                                   


John M. Benavente, P.E.
                                                                                    General Manager

September 7, 2018

GPA BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS FOR FY 2019


With the approval of the GPA Fiscal Year 2019 Budget by the Consolidated Commission on Utilities (CCU) on September 6, 2018, there are many financial highlights indicating system improvements.  The total GPA FY19 Budget is approximately $438 million dollars with significant notables:
Highlights of FY 19 O&M Budget
Breakdown as follows:
O&M Labor & Non-Labor      $76.8M
Fuel Oil                                    $272M
IPP Contracts                           $16.1M
Debt Service                            $44.1M
CIP (Revenue Funded)            $26.4M

·        FTEs (Full Time Employees) level lowered from 510 to 500
·        Increase in revenue funded CIP by $1.2 M
·        New cycle apprenticeship program
·        Vegetation Management
·        Physical Security Services

Also notable are the expected Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) slated to begin during FY19.  GPA expects to invest $26.4 million into the Island Wide Power System over the next five years with projects involving the following:

  • Upgrade and improvements of power plant facilities
  • Investments into substation upgrades and fiber communication
  • Acquisition of more heavy equipment such as diggers, bucket trucks, excavator etc.
  • Programs to overhaul peaking units (fast track generators) and base load units.
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August 23, 2018

GPA TO SIGN ANOTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT CONTRACT


The Guam Power Authority will enter into a renewable energy contract tomorrow as part of a Phase II Renewable Acquisition of a proposal with KEPCO-LG CNS Consortium for another 60 MW.

The contract signing ceremony with the KEPCO LG CNS Consortium for Friday, 24 August 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The contract with KEPCO LG will the second renewable energy partnership for clean energy.  The ceremony will be held in to Board Conference Room at the Gloria B. Nelson Public Service Building in Fadian, Mangilao.

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August 20, 2018

GPA TO SIGN CONTRACTS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS


The Guam Power Authority will enter into two renewable energy contracts as part of a Phase II Renewable Acquisition of 60 MW proposals each to Hanwha Energy Corporation and KEPCO-LG CNS Consortium for a total of 120 megawatts (MW).

Two contract signing ceremonies are scheduled for this week.  The first is with Hanwha Energy Corporation on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and the other is with KEPCO LG CNS Consortium for Friday, 24 August 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Both ceremonies will be held in to Board Conference Room at the Gloria B. Nelson Public Service Building in Fadian, Mangilao.

GPA has determined that the Hanwha and the KEPCO-LG proposals would provide substantial savings to GPA ratepayers over the term of the contracts based on current and projected LEAC rates.  It is estimated the first five-year savings would be over $43 Million.  All these savings will go directly to ratepayers as part of the LEAC adjustment.

“GPA considers renewable energy as an effective hedge against rising fuel oil prices,” stated John M. Benavente, P.E. General Manager, “Over the course of the contract, GPA ratepayers can expect significant fuel oil savings based on current and projected Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause (LEAC) rates (see editor’s notes below).

Both Phase II Renewable Energy contracts have received the approval of both the Consolidated Commission on Utilities and the Public Utilities Commission.  Upon commissioning of these projects, the Authority will be well on its way to exceed the Renewable Portfolio Standard as set by P.L. 29-62 wherein GPA must have 25% of its energy supplied by renewable technologies by 2035. 

“With both contacts online in about three years and the award of its next 40 MW renewable bid, the Authority will exceed the 2035 mandate by 2021,” remarked Benavente, “Utility scale renewable projects like these will make the benefits of solar energy available to all ratepayers at rates that are affordable, stable and not subjected to world oil prices fluctuations.”
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Description
Project Size
5 Year Projected Savings On Current LEAC ($115/MWH)
5 Year Projected Savings on Projected LEAC
Present Value Utility Cost Savings thru Contract Term
Hanwha Proposal 1&2 (60MW) and KEPCO Proposal 1&2 (60MW)
120MW
$  43,290,919
$  88,266,040
$  417,315,926

August 16, 2018

APPOINTMENT OF UTILITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR FOCUS ON IMPROVING SERVICES


The Guam Power Authority welcomed a new member to its management team with the appointment of a Utility Services Administrator.

“GPA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James C. Borja as Utility Services Administrator,” stated, Tricee P. Limtiaco, Assistant General Manager of Administration, “Mr. Borja will be responsible for managing the Customer Service division and assuring a high level of customer satisfaction.”

Borja holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from University of Guam with a focus on Business Management.  He is also a board member of the Guam Fishermen’s Cooperative Association, the Guam National Olympic Committee and an advisory panel member for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.

“Borja brings a wealth of expertise from his extensive background which is reflective of the level of professionalism that will help the Authority perform at a higher level,” remarked Limtiaco, “GPA remains committed towards operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness to continue delivering reliability, quality service and affordability to our ratepayers.”
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July 26, 2018

GPA CUSTOMER ONLINE SERVICE INTERRUPTION NOTICE


Re:                              GPA Customer Online Service Interruption Notice

For Release:               On Receipt

End Date:                   8:00AM., Monday 30 July 2018


PayGPA Website, PayGPWA Mobile App and MyEnergy

The Guam Power Authority wishes to advise all customers that there will be an Online Service Interruption to allow for software maintenance to GPA’s customer service systems beginning at 6:00p.m., Friday, 27 July 2018 through 8:00a.m., Monday, 30 July 2018.

The PayGPA Website, PayGPWA Mobile App and MyEnergy will be offline during this time. Users will not be able to access their accounts until GPA’s software maintenance has been completed.

We apologize for the inconvenience but the software maintenance is necessary so that GPA may better serve all customers.

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July 24, 2018

GOVERNMENT MEETING NOTICE / CONSOLIDATED COMMISSION ON UTILITIES - JULY 24 / SECOND NOTICE


ATTN:    GOVERNMENT MEETING . . .
  
CONSOLIDATED COMMISSION ON UTILITIES

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

FOR

GUAM POWER AUTHORITY
AND
GUAM WATERWORKS AUTHORITY


at 5:30 p.m., TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018.


VENUE:
CCU Conference Room
3rd Floor, Gloria B. Nelson Public Service Bldg.,
Rte. 15, Mangilao


The Agenda will be sent to the media in advance of the meeting.


Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services, may contact Lou Sablan at 648-3002.





Respectfully,

B. Lou Sablan
Board Secretary
Consolidated Commission on Utilities
Admin Asst., Legal Counsel, GPA
GLORIA B. NELSON PUBLIC SERVICE BLDG.
3RD Floor, Executive Division
688 Route 15, Mangilao, GU 96913
P.O. Box 2977, Hagatna, GU 96932
Tel: (671) 648-3002
Fax: (671) 648-3290


July 17, 2018

GPA TO RECOGNIZE YOUNG LOCAL RESIDENT AS HONORARY LINEMAN


The Guam Power Authority will recognize one young local resident as an Honorary Lineman during tonight’s Consolidated Commission on Utilities GPA Working Session at the Gloria B. Nelson Public Service Building in Fadian, Mangilao at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room.

“Line crews were working Friday evening, 6 July 2018 troubleshooting along Ramirez Street in Ordot. The crew cleared bamboo in contact with service lines in the area and were restoring four homes that were without power,” stated John M. Benavente, P.E. General Manager “One of our lineman was setting a ladder against a pedestal to tie in and repair the customer service drop when a seven year old boy walked up to the ladder and held on to it. The young boy was cautioned to move away but the young boy insisted saying, “No, I want to hold the ladder.”

The GPA line electrician supervisor quickly obtained a hardhat and advised the young boy to wear the safety gear if he was to be near GPA crews.  A hardhat was properly fitted on the young boy and he proceeded to hold the ladder while the lineman restored power to the residence.

“GPA is thankful for the community’s support during recent restoration efforts. The Authority wanted to especially recognize the assistance of Mr. Rene “Rumble” Purruganan. We thank him for his contributions in the field,” remarked Benavente. GPA will recognize him as an honorary lineman and provide him with an official lineman jacket, hardhat, safety vest, and goggles. GPA extends a special thanks to Mr. Purruganan and all our customers for their support and patience during and after Tropical Storm Maria.


(L-R):  Howard Kinlock, Electrician Troubleshooter; Roque Munoz, Electrician Troubleshooter; Zachary Crisostomo, Line Electrician II and Edward Leon Guerrero, Line Electrician Supervisor

July 12, 2018

4TH CYCLE GPA APPRENTICES GRADUATE TO JOURNEYMEN


The Guam Power Authority will recognize 15 graduates during a recognition ceremony on Friday, 13 July 2018 at 10:30 a.m., at the 3rd Floor GPWA CCU Board Conference Room in Fadian, Mangilao.  The GPA graduate apprentices represent trades in the power plant mechanic, lineman, and power systems control center fields of work at the Guam Power Authority.

“These graduate apprentices will receive U.S. Department of Labor certification in their respective trades,” stated John M. Benavente, P.E. General Manager, “Each graduate has completed three and four year on-the-job training as well as academic requirements from the Guam Community College to receive a certificate of completion and becoming certified skilled workers.”

GPA’s Apprenticeship program was established in 2003 and has been a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor, the Agency for Human Resources Development and the Guam Community College that supports the GPA’s program to develop a skilled workforce to meet the growing demands of Guam’s island wide power system.

“Many within GPA’s existing workforce will soon reach retirement eligibility,” stated Benavente, “Over time, these apprentices, now Journeymen-certified workers will fill critical positions and additionally, they may also serve as journeymen mentors to train future apprentices as the Authority strengthens its workforce to meet the demands of providing reliable power to our island.”
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