Guam Power Authority celebrates 50 years

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Guam – The Guam Power Authority celebrates 50 years of service to the island.

Over the past five decades, GPA has set milestones, becoming the autonomous agency overseeing the responsibility of providing power services to the island residents and maintaining a contract with the U.S. Navy, its largest customer.

Persevering through natural disasters, GPA has hastened to restore power locally, and without hesitation offered a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in the Virgin Islands and the CNMI.

Locally, new generators have come on line, accomplishments that the agency and island residents can be proud of.

Within the most recent decade, the agency has explored the option of renewable energy, as solar and wind projects have already broken ground and as the agency looks away from dependence on imported oil fuel and towards environmentally friendly options.

The most recent approval by the 34th Guam Legislature of land rezoning in Dededo will see the construction of a new 180 megawatt power plant, allowing the agency to improve reliability and control over Guam’s energy costs.