Guam - The Guam Power Authority is working toward ensuring that the rates paid every month by residents are reinvested back into improvements for the island. GPA project engineer Frank Marquez tells KUAM that breakers, switches, voltage transformers and accessories are being replaced as part of the Hagatna Breaker Replacement Project.
"The importance of this is to really improve the resources," Marquez explained. "Most of the breakers here are old, there's not material available, not like the new breakers that we're restoring now, materials that are accessible."
The $1.5 million project is expected to be completed by March 2012 with the new equipment providing more reliable resources. GPA crews are working mostly in the evening so it doesn't have any immediate affect to residents. The Hagatna Substation serves most of the central villages from Piti, Mongmong-Toto-Maite and Tamuning.