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93% of feeder lines energized, says GPA

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 7:47 PM +10:00 Updated:

GUAM POWER AUTHORITY RESTORATION UPDATE: 6pm Thursday

The Guam Power Authority’s (GPA) systematic power restoration continues with approximately 93 percent of the island wide power system’s distribution feeder lines energized, bringing power to homes and businesses. The customer power generation load on the island wide power system is at 83 percent. GPA crews also worked to energize distribution feeders to bring power to more of Guam schools.

GPA advises that while the majority of GPA distribution feeders are energized, there remain multiple pocket areas without power throughout the island, which GPA crews will return to and restore power to customers able to receive power.

Furthermore, as Guam’s island wide power system is energized and becomes more stabilized, it is possible that some customers who are energized may experience:

  1. low voltage power
  2. power fluctuations
  3. interruptions of service despite being previously energized

And customers may also experience and are requested to report:

  1. sparking on power lines
  2. fallen lines
  3. blown fuses
  4. transformer issues
  5. broken cross-arms
  6. damaged insulators
  7. other power line and pole top issues affecting their service

In such situations, customers should Immediately call GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3/4 to report all emergency and safety issues.

Throughout the day, today, GPA crews worked to complete repairs to energize the following schools: BP Carbullido Elementary, LBJ Elementary, Okkodo High School, Agueda Johnston Middle, Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary, Upi Elementary. LP Untalan Middle, Price Elementary, Marcial Sablan Elementary, Oceanview Middle, and Mount Carmel School. GPA will work toward energizing schools in Merizo and Inarajan.

The GPA crews are working full force in the north, central and southern areas and will continue on 24-hour/7-day working schedules to bring power to all who can receive the service. As GPA is completing the power restoration processes, residential customers continue to be advised to conduct their home and business property assessments and take action to repair their electrical power service components including weather head(s), meter box(es), service conduit(s) or other cable components that bring power to a residence or business.

GPA reminds the public that fallen or downed power lines should be considered energized or “LIVE.” Residents should not attempt to make contact with the downed lines in order to avoid severe injury or death. Immediately call GPA's 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3/4 to report all downed power lines or other emergency and safety issues.

GPA continues to receive reports via the GPA Facebook page and GPA Trouble Dispatch phone lines at 475-1472/3/4. The reports are received, logged and scheduled.

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