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Overview:

The new 180-megawatt power plant is crucial for Guam’s sustainable energy requirements.

  • The $400 million investment will be located in Dededo.
  • Replaces the two power Cabras plants left inoperable by the explosion and fire of August 2015.
  • Allows for retirement of Cabras 1 and Cabras 2 plants.
  • Allows integration of existing solar photovoltaic sources of renewable energy and an additional 130 megawatts from planned solar photovoltaic farms.
  • Complies with federal environmental standards.


Important Features

The new 180-megawatt power plant is

  • Reliable
  • Quiet
  • Efficient (uses less fuel)
  • Has clean emissions
  • Allows for fuel diversity
  • Works well with solar and other renewables


FAQs

What are some advantages of the GPA 180: New Power Plant?

  • Reliable! Uses simple and efficient technology.
  • Capable of meeting our island’s future energy demands.
  • Costs less to operate


Why does the new GPA 180: New Power Plant Project cost less to operate?

  • Burns clean ULSD (Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel) and natural gas instead of “heavy” fuel.
  • Diverse fuel sources results in stabilized fuel recovery charges.


How will the new power plant impact the environment?

  • The new power plant integrates existing and future sources of renewable energy into the island wide power system.
  • In addition, the new plant is compliant with U.S. EPA and Guam EPA regulations.


Why was Dededo chosen as the site of the power plant?

  • Increased reliability was a key factor.
  • The new plant will be near an existing GPA substation that has many underground transmission lines.
  • The underground lines increase the potential to operate continuously during typhoons and to provide a quicker recovery for all customers after typhoons.
  • The location near dense population provides efficiency for delivering power.


What are the environmental benefits of this site?

  • The location is not subject to storm surges, tsunamis, sea level rise and other climate change impacts.
  • The site does not impact the aquifer which supplies almost all of the freshwater used by the population of Guam.
  • Up to three million gallons per day of treated sewer water will be diverted to the plant for cooling purposes.



Presentations at Public Meetings:            top of page

Astumbo Public Meeting Presentation 05 January 2018 Presentation.pdf      Download

Tamuning Municipal Informational Meeting 17 January 2018 Presentation.pdf      Download

Bill No. 223-34 Legislative Public Hearing Land Rezoning Presentation 9 February 2018      Download


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Ukudu Maps and Images      Download pdf


Videos of Public Meetings:            top of page

GPA 180: New Power Plant Project
Public Meeting: Bill 223-34
Time/Location: 6-7 p.m., Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, Astumbo Senior Center, Dededo, Guam
Topic: A new 180-megawatt power plant that is crucial for Guam’s secure energy future.

  Part 01 GPA 180: New Power Plant Project  Welcome, Needs and Advantages      Video 13:06

  Part 02 GPA 180: New Power Plant Project  Environmental Details, Questions      Video 20:00

  Part 03 GPA 180: New Power Plant Project  Air Quality Question       Video 1:03

  Part 04 GPA 180: New Power Plant Project  Questions Transporting Fuel and Zoning      Video 8:35

  Part 05 GPA 180: New Power Plant Project  Questions Zoning and Safety      Video 20:00

  Part 06 GPA 180: New Power Plant Project  Public Meeting Wrap Up      Video :51

GPA 180: New Power Plant Project
Public Meeting: Bill 223-34
Time/Location: 6-8 pm, Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, Tamuning Senior Citizens Center
Topic: A new 180-megawatt power plant that is crucial for Guam’s secure energy future.

  Part 01 Guam 180: Tamuning Public Meeting  Welcome, Introductions, Overview      Video 20:00

  Part 02 GPA 180: Tamuning Public Meeting  Explanation of the location and questions about emissions.      Video 20:00

  Part 03 GPA 180: Tamuning Public Meeting  How customers’ bills will be affected and how the plant will be financed.       Video 20:00

  Part 04 GPA 180: Tamuning Public Meeting  Questions about safety and zoning.      Video 12:48

  Part 05 GPA 180: Tamuning Public Meeting  Low traffic volume and meeting wrap up.      Video 5:10

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Media Briefing
Public Meeting: Bill 223-34
Time/Location: 10-11 am, Tues., Jan. 23, 2018, Gloria B. Nelson Public Service Building
Topic: The Guam 180: New Power Plant.

  Part 01 - Guam 180: New Power Plant Media Briefing      Video 20:00

  Part 02 - Guam 180: New Power Plant Media Briefing      Video 20:00

  Part 03 - Guam 180: New Power Plant Media Briefing       Video 5:32

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