Cabras 1 Back Online After Monday Valve Failure; PUC Weighs LEAC Reduction, Fuel Contract

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Guam – Guam Power Authority spokesman Art Perez says that Cabras 1 is back on line after tripping off line Monday.

Perez says that the cause of its failure Monday was a a valve problem related to the hydraulic system supporting the turbine. The valve has been replaced and Cabras 1 is slowing building its load capacity back up to 66 megawatts.

In addition, Perez advises that the Public Utilities Commission Tuesday night is expected to give final approval to GPA’s award of its fuel contract to Hyudai of South Korea. And the Commission is also expected to give final approval to GPA’s proposed 6.6% reduction in its fuel recovery charge, known as the LEAC.

The LEAC reduction would take effect Thursday, August 1st.

It would translate into a $19.91 reduction in the average consumers residential power bill, assuming average usage of 1,000 kilowatts a month.

VIEW GPA’s illustrations of the impact of the LEAC reduction on residential customers HERE