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Sanchez, Palomo, Hara re-join CCU

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Major transformations have been made with Guam's utility agencies in the last eight years and the Consolidated Commission on Utilities has overseen them every step of the way. The recently re-elected members for the CCU were sworn-in today. Re-elected chairman Simon Sanchez spoke of the history, and the future, of utilities on Guam.

From the ravaging effects of Supertyphoon Pongsona to regular outages due to load sharing to lawsuits against the agency, Sanchez looked back on the great strides GWA has made.

Sanchez provided a optimistic view of the future of Guam's utility agencies, referring to a millions of dollars in funding the agency has been able to secure. "This year GPA plans to issues RFPs to obtain up to 80 megawatts for alternative energy solutions to diversify the ways we make power. Wind, solar, co-generation, liquid natural gas, geo thermal, even nuclear power is being looked at and other technologies are now being pursued to reduce our reliance on oil and to make power generation more responsible to protect our island air quality," he said.

Also sworn-in today were re-elected commissioners Eloy Hara and Benigno Palomo.

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