GPA to begin commercial meter replacement - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

GPA to begin commercial meter replacement

Posted: Updated:

by Jolene Toves

GUAM - It was last October the Guam Power Authority initiated the massive meter change implementing the smart grid technology; throwing out the old meters and replacing them with the smart meters.

"To date, island wide we have deployed around 39 thousand meters. We are in the process of reaching out to those commercial customers this would be which would include your apartment or condominium" GPA spokesperson Art Perez explained.
 
Perez says that residential homes smart meters installation is almost complete -- Replacing the old, out-dated meters -- some of which are over 20 years old. He adds that residents who have not had their old meters switched out can schedule an appointment to have it completed.
  
"For the most part, the meters are operational island wide. We've completed northern, central and southern. Now we are focusing on the commercial what we call the schedule j, k, l, and m. These are mostly small commercial to large commercial customers" Perez elaborated. 
 
GPA's efforts are now being turned to the commercial sector of Guam. Some meters have already been installed however, this week and next week, GPA will be deploying the next round of meter installs.
 
"We will be sending out notices to the Guam Hotel Restaurant Association as well Guam Chamber of Commerce and also to the Guam Association of Realtors to advise their members that we will be coming out again to do the next round of meter installs" Perez advised.
 
GPA has until the end of this year to complete installs adding that they have completed other projects with the smart meter grant initiative.
 
Perez explained, "Substation automation has been completed the e-bill excuse me the e-portal site. This is where you can log on to our web site and you can register your account and then view your utility consumption that will be rolling out before the end of summer."
 
Before the final conversion is complete, GPA is ensuring all the software is working properly as well as ensuring that their staff is trained on the program. As for the prepaid service Perez is hopeful that feature will be accessible by the end of the year.

We should note that a settlement has been reached in Christopher Allen's lawsuit against the Guam Power Authority related to the smart meters. According to District Court records, a settlement conference was held a couple of weeks ago and an agreement was reached between the parties. Details of that settlement however were not disclosed.
 

 

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Derrick Baza Hills back in court for theft

    Derrick Baza Hills back in court for theft

    Back in court - this time, for theft charges. A violation notice was filed in the District Court of Guam against Derrick Baza Hills. Back in December 2017, the former senatorial and Agat vice mayoral candidate reportedly stole less than $100 worth of items from the Navy Exchange. He already faces several other charges involving prescription drugs and theft in the local court. He'll make his first appearance in federal court on March 6.More >>
    Back in court - this time, for theft charges. A violation notice was filed in the District Court of Guam against Derrick Baza Hills. Back in December 2017, the former senatorial and Agat vice mayoral candidate reportedly stole less than $100 worth of items from the Navy Exchange. He already faces several other charges involving prescription drugs and theft in the local court. He'll make his first appearance in federal court on March 6.More >>
  • Dededo students march for world peace

    Dededo students march for world peace

    Rain or Shine, these Roadrunners want World Peace. Benavente Middle School hosted their 8th annual March for Peace Thursday morning. Students, along with Superintendent and members of the Board, marched to Maria Ulloa and Wettengel Elementary, with signs promoting peace. Principal Patrick Egrubay said, "Peace is something that each of us should strive for, especially more recently we know that there's tragedy that's going on across the country and around the world, we want our s...More >>
    Rain or Shine, these Roadrunners want World Peace. Benavente Middle School hosted their 8th annual March for Peace Thursday morning. Students, along with Superintendent and members of the Board, marched to Maria Ulloa and Wettengel Elementary, with signs promoting peace. Principal Patrick Egrubay said, "Peace is something that each of us should strive for, especially more recently we know that there's tragedy that's going on across the country and around the world, we want our s...More >>
  • Bomb threat made to Guam High

    Bomb threat made to Guam High

    Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.

    More >>

    Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly