VIDEO: GPA to Hold Village Meetings on Smart Grid

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Guam – The island’s mayors say that the Guam Power Authority should have done more public outreach ahead of the roll-out of the new smart-grid meters, but overall the mayors were impressed by a presentation on the technology given by GPA Spokesman Art Perez at today’s Mayors’ Counsel of Guam meeting.

Perez discussed some the health and safety concerns raised by residents regarding the new meters which led to a public hearing earlier this week. Perez told the mayors that GPA will be arranging village meetings prior to the installations in each village.

He said this would give GPA the opportunity to explain what effect the new meter could have on medical devices and to assure residents that the information from the digital meters will be kept on a secure network.