Background: Prior to the CCU's approval of a 6 year phase in base rate increase on June 7, 2007, GPA sought to inform customers on the justifications for a base rate adjustment by conducting public outreach sessions at regional village meetings from May 29 - June 1. Meetings were held in Inarajan, Agat, Dededo and Chalan Pago.
The following are some of the issues raised at different regional meetings. Select the issue to review GPA's response:
Government of Guam Debt to GPA should be collected as a means to offset the base rate adjustment (view GPA's response);
Energy Conservation should be promoted more;
U.S. Military build up monies should be used to improve power infrastructure to offset increase (view GPA's response);
As the Base Rate Case is being filed and reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission, GPA will be addressing these issues.
The rate increase is far from complete and customers should not expect any changes until 2008. There are procedures in the Ratepayers' Bill of Rights as well as with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that require certain timelines for notification, review and depending on the PUC implementation. Keep posted to the GPA website for more information on the rate case proceedings.
Ratepayers' Bill of Rights (12 GCA, Chapter 12, § 12001.1 - § 12001.2, and § 12016)