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GPA launches Agat village pole hardening and hybrid project

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam Power Authority has launched the Agat Village Pole Hardening and Hybrid Project. The project will harden the existing over head system and convert the existing secondary system to an underground system within the village bringing restoration benefits to customers.

GPA spokesperson Art Perez said, "The benefit for residents and commercial customers in this area is that in the event of a typhoon we can restore services to the overhead lines while make repairs to energize larger blocks of customers s we work towards the village."

The $4.3 million project will provide and underground secondary system that will remain intact in the event of a typhoon. While also eliminating poles and lines in non-accessible areas and eliminating voltage and power quality issues complying with the latest National Electrical Code and Safety Code as well as local standards. The project is anticipated to be complete in July. 

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