The Guam Power Authority continues to develop the 2012 Integrated Resource Plan, a roadmap detailing the island’s energy requirements for the next couple of years.
A stakeholder meeting on the results of previous sessions and potential concerns regarding existing or new generation resources is scheduled for today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Guam’s Professional and International Program Building.
The 2012 IRP revamps the previous 2008 energy blueprint and incorporates exploring diversification measures to relieve the rising costs of power on island. These measures include adopting renewable energy and alternative fuel sources such as liquefied natural gas.
Since the review started, GPA has conducted two stakeholder meetings last April 25 and 27.
GPA did a presentation on topics such as Smart Grid, existing supply side resources, supply side options, renewable energy, and fuel to summarize the critical issues facing GPA and energy markets in general.
As a follow-up, participants also shared their thoughts on several key topics in a group activity.
Since the meetings, GPA has been obtaining forecasts and new resource operating characteristics, performing onsite evaluations for life extension cost considerations, determining applicable environmental compliance requirements, developing its modeling program, and running various scenarios to obtain results.