GPA Gets $14K Grant for Pilot Streetlight Program

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Guam – The Guam Power Authority has been given a 414-thousand dollar grant from DEED to study the feasibility of an energy efficient LED and Induction Streetlight Pilot Program.

DEED stands for Demonstration of Energy Efficient Development. The DEED grant is administered by the American Public Power Association (APPA). APPA is an association of over 2,000 community owned, not-for-profit  public electric utilities across the United States and its Territories.

“This is exciting news for the Authority,” stated Melinda R. Camacho, P.E., Acting AGMO (Assistant General Manager of Operations), “GPA’s grant application was approved by an APPA review committee amongst submitted applications throughout the mainland – our local study will focus on reducing energy consumption, reducing CO2 emissions through power generation and producing a better quality of light.”

The Authority will identify four (4) locations that best fits the program evaluation criteria to evaluate all data gathered; a part of the data compilation will include public feedback gathered through surveys.

“Several potential sites are under review and there has been interest by those in the community to participate in the study,” remarked Camacho, “Once a decision is finalized, a public announcement will be made.”