53% back on island power; GPA working on Dededo, Tamuning, OCP, Anigua, Maina, Talofofo, and Yona

Guam Power Authority crews, with help starting today from 12 linemen from the CNMI’s Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, have restored power to 53.2 percent of customer demand, and energized 88.9 percent of the feeders and circuits that bring electricity into neighborhoods.

According to today’s GPA progress report, as of 1 p.m., crews over the next one to three days have the objective of restoring power to more parts of Dededo, Tamuning, Ordot-Chalan Pago, Anigua, Maina, Talofofo, and Yona, among other objectives.

Voltage Fluctuations and Power Interruptions During Restoration

GPA would like to advise our customers that during restoration and recovery especially after a super-typhoon, the Island-Wide Power System (IWPS) may be unstable, with fluctuating voltages, power interruptions and intermittencies occurring. Once your power has been restored to your home or businesses, you may experience outages or interruptions. This is not unusual as the grid is fragile and a period of system instability will occur until full restoration is completed.

Please be assured that once your feeder/circuit has been energized your power will return, even as interruptions or outages happen. GPA will make every effort to have power restored as quickly as possible to our customers. Once full restoration is completed around the island, the system will stabilize and less power interruptions will occur.

Additionally, if you detect voltage fluctuations such as extremely bright lighting or very dim lighting coming from lamps or lights, immediately unplug your “sensitive” appliances which include: refrigerators, air conditioners, computer and computer-related equipment, microwave ovens, etc. Then immediately report this electrical problem to GPA’s 24-hour Trouble Dispatch at (671) 475-1472/3/4. Your prompt action may prevent damage to your appliances caused by power surges/spikes or power dips.

GPA continues to ask for your patience and understanding as we work on restoring power to the entire island as quickly and safely as possible.

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