GPA Wants to Extend Contract for Temporary Generators

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CCU commissioners questioned the move to extend the contract because GPA could be bringing on both Dededo CT units as backup, making the Aggreko units unnecessary.

Guam – Meanwhile, the Guam Power Authority is looking to extend the contract for the temporary Aggreko generators in Yigo.

 

GPA GM John Benavente told CCU commissioners that GPA is working on permits to extend the use of Aggreko temporary power plants. Because the units were only used on a temporary status, it did not require U.S. EPA permits, but extending the contract past January 2017 requires those permits. The units are placed along Yigo near residential houses and commercial properties. Benavente says the extension is necessary because Guam will need the additional reserves at least until GPA’s plan to build new combined cycle power plants at two lovers point is approved, or disapproved by the PUC. He also says GPA will have to customize the current generators to make them U.S. EPA compliant. CCU commissioners questioned the move to extend the contract because GPA could be bringing on both Dededo CT units as backup, making the Aggreko units unnecessary.