Acting Governor Ray Tenorio to CCU: More Solar and Renewable Energy for Guam

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Currently, the Public Utilities Commission rejected a proposal for GPA to use Liquefied Natural Gas because the Lummus consulting group concluded that GPA did not provide sufficient planning for and the evaluation of the potential impacts of LNG infrastructure costs.

 

Guam – Acting Governor Ray Tenorio says he believes that the Guam Power Authority should be looking into alternative sources of fuel such as liquefied natural gas and to increase the buying power of Guam residents by investing more in solar energy.

 

As a follow up to comments that the Consolidated Commission on Utilities should consider Guam’s poorest families before “committing ratepayers to hundreds of millions of dollars,” Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio says he thinks the Guam Power Authority should look into cheaper alternative fuel sources to help minimize impact on Guam’s poorest families. Tenorio also says GPA should expand on their solar initiatives. Currently, the Public Utilities Commission rejected a proposal for GPA to use Liquefied Natural Gas because the Lummus consulting group concluded that GPA did not provide sufficient planning for and the evaluation of the potential impacts of LNG infrastructure costs.

 

 “One of the ways of trying to increase the buying power of our residents is to have more solar, more other renewable energy sources so we can have less reliance on imported fuels like petroleum based and i know their looking into liquid natural gas but a lot of people are struggling to pay their power bills right now,” said Tenorio.