GPA Budget Approved – with $26.4 Million allotted for Capital Improvements

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Tired of power outages? Well, GPA seems to have received the resources to solve their problems.

Yesterday, the Consolidated Commission of Utilities after carefully scrutinizing each priority of the Guam Power Authority, approved GPA’s  spending plan for FY 2019 allocating $26.4 Million for Capital Improvement projects, GPA is making significant improvements to the Island Wide Power System over the next five years. From upgrading and improving power-plant facilities, to investing in upgrading its substations, to getting fiber-optic  communications, acquiring more diggers, bucket trucks, and excavators, and overhauling fast track generators and base load units, Christmas came early for GPA. This is all part of the approximately $438 million budget plan passed by the Consolidated Commission on Utilities yesterday. GPA also capped its full-time employees at 500 personnel – compared to last year’s 510 employees, while starting its new cycle of the apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship program is not covered in the 500 employee limit.