A bill that proposes to create a virtual power plant program for Guam went up for a public hearing today at the Guam congress building.

Bill 351 was introduced by Sen. Clynt Ridgell.

The measure hopes to offer renewable energy opportunities to lower the costs of utility bills.

Guam power authority general manager John Benavente offered his testimony.

"GPA believes Bill 351 is a viable option to achieving our clean energy goals," he said. "GPA is eager to implement programs and projects that will achieve the most clean, affordable, resilient energy for all ratepayers."

 Also providing testimony in support of the bill was local physician, Dr. William Weare. Written testimony can still be provided to Ridgell's office.