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Wind Power News: Guam

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


April 26, 2016 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

GPA to stall recommendation for delayed wind power project

The Guam Power Authority is holding off on a recommendation that will influence the fate of the utility’s wind power contract with Pacific Green Resources LLC. According to Enrique Cruz, president of PGR, GPA stated during a meeting yesterday that no action would be taken during today’s meeting with the Consolidated Commission on Utilities. Instead, a recommendation is expected to be made to the commission in May. GPA entered into a contract with PGR in March 2013 for a 10-megawatt . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2016 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Guam wind facility unlikely to be completed

Renewable energy company Pacific Green Resources LLC is running out of time to provide the Guam Power Authority with about 10 megawatts of wind energy. The company entered into a contract with GPA in March 2013 to develop a wind facility that would supply renewable energy to the utility for 20 years. However, with little progress made on the project, Consolidated Commission on Utilities Chairman Joey Duenas said it now seems unlikely the company can fulfill its contractual obligations. “We . . . Complete story »


August 24, 2015 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

CCU chairman skeptical about wind turbine project

As the Guam Power Authority expands it renewable energy portfolio with wind and solar capabilities, Consolidated Commission on Utilities chairman Joseph Duenas has doubts about the viability of a wind turbine project. He told KUAM News “They haven’t started construction or any kind of work on the project and the project is supposed to be completed in eight months.” The wind turbine project is supposed to generate roughly 10 megawatts of power in Windward Hills and although the project is . . . Complete story »


August 23, 2015 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power project in doubt

A proposed project to build a 9.4-megawatt wind power plant might fail to meet a goal to begin supplying power to Guam Power Authority in March next year, a utilities commission official said recently. Consolidated Commission on Utilities Chairman Joey Duenas said he doubts that a wind-powered power plant would work on the island at all. In 2013, Pacific Green Resources entered into an agreement with GPA to produce 9.4 megawatts of wind power and 5 megawatts of solar power . . . Complete story »


August 14, 2014 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

CCU approves $200K for wind-turbine project

The Consolidated Commission on Utilities voted Tuesday night to approve several Guam Power Authority projects. GPA will be required to pay $200,000 for a wind-turbine tower project that received $1.5 million in federal grant funds. The $1.5 million will cover building costs, but won’t cover connecting the tower to the island’s power system. “The additional $200,000 from GPA will cover connecting (the tower) to the transmission line that is currently located on the road fronting the property in Cotal,” said . . . Complete story »


June 27, 2014 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Commission OKs height variance for wind turbine

The Guam Land Use Commission yesterday approved a height variance for the Guam Power Authority’s Wind Turbine Tower project in Yona. Commissioners approved the variance for the 233-foot-tall wind turbine after talking about the amount of land involved in the project, noise, and how it would affect surrounding areas. Guam Power Authority project engineer Lorraine Shinohara said noise will not be an issue for surrounding residents. Quiet hum “At 500 feet, it has been compared to the humming of a . . . Complete story »


June 25, 2014 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine requires rezoning

After six years, a federally funded wind turbine tower is months away from being built. The plan is to build one 233-foot-tall windmill tower in Yona, which will require a zoning variance to allow for the structure’s height. The Guam Land Use Commission is scheduled to hear that request this afternoon. The $1.5 million project is unrelated to the $294 million wind farm in Inarajan, which will build as many as 34 windmill towers. The Guam Power Authority last year . . . Complete story »


February 20, 2013 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

GPA plans to try wind turbine in Santa Rita area

Guam Power Authority is planning to build a wind turbine in the Cotal conservation area in Santa Rita. The turbine is part of a $1.5 million project to determine the amount of energy that can be produced in that area. The project marks the power authority’s continuous effort to begin reducing the island’s oil dependency and bring stable energy prices to its customers, officials said. “The volatility of fuel prices have made us have to raise rates over the past . . . Complete story »


December 11, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine project launches in January

Guam – The University of Guam’s Wind Turbine Project should be up and running by next month. In October the Guam Land Use Commission approved the university’s zone variance request for one 70 foot tower at UOG’s Dean Circle. UOG integrated marketing communications director Jonas Macapinlac says the main contractor for the $1.5 million project is pacific green integrated technologies. The university is also using that funding for solar energy, retrofits, energy audits and outreach projects. The second proposed turbine . . . Complete story »


October 26, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

GLUC approves UOG wind turbine project

Guam – After receiving testimony on the project for the past few months, the GLUC unanimously voted to approve the University of Guam’s zone variance request for its wind turbine project. The request proposed that instead of installing its initial two wind turbine towers, it would only install a smaller 70′ tower in UOG’s Dean’s Circle near House 32. UOG was granted a three-year permit in which for every year they must report back to the GLUC for approval and . . . Complete story »


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