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New program assists GPA's large consumers

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - The Guam Power Authority kicked-off a program to assist large business in keeping down the energy usage and reduce the cost of oil procured off-island. GPA General Manager Joaquin Flores says $300 million leaves our economy every year to Singapore and they want to put programs in place to keep some of that money here and help make our community more sustainable.

Businesses such as Ken Corp., GPO, Payless Supermarkets and the Bank of Guam attended a press conference to learn more about the program. "We have now an opportunity to improve your power quality in your facilities, so it's not just deferring a new generator and reducing line loss providing you better voltage quality but it makes sense if we want to be sustainable," Flores announced.

Flores says the demand site management effort began last week, teaming with the governor and government agencies to assist them in power reduction and now they are expanding the program to include commercial customers, as well.

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