Guam – Guam Power Authority Spokesman Art Perez tells PNC News that 2 Cabras base load units will be off line, at the same time, for at least one day, possibly as early as the end of next week.
The Cabras 3 generator is already down for repairs. A repair crew will be arriving at the end of next week to inspect it.
“Repair personnel will be onsite to assess root cause of the rotor damage to C-III” said Perez
And since the repair crew will be here to look at Cabras 3, Cabras 4 will also be inspected. That means that it too will have to be taken off line.
“It is an ideal opportunity to conduct an inspection of C4,” wrote Perez in an email response to PNC News.
Perez emphasized that Cabras 4 is not being taken off line for repairs, but for an inspection only.
“I am told that the inspection will be done while specialized equipment and personnel are on island,” wrote Perez adding that the inspection will “be scheduled during off peak hours (after midnight most likely),” he said.
“Unit C4 should be back online the same day,” he said. And there is no scheduled outage planned in connection with this inspection.
GPA’s “priority” said Perez “is to get Cabras III back on line in the shortest timeline possible,” and to take advantage of the repair crew when they are here to assess the condition of Cabras 4.
He said that other back up generators would be used to ensure the island power needs are met while both base load units are off line.