The Guam Power Authority’s Smart Grid (SG) Project began rolling out the final 5000 SG meters to customers in parts of Central Guam on Dec. 24. The advanced digital meters are part of the Authority’s SG Initiative to provide upgraded meters that will provide accurate electricity consumption for customers. Funding for the SG meters are from the Authority’s 2010 Revenue Bonds with matching Department of Energy grant funding on a dollar for dollar basis.
“The advanced SG meters deployed today in Hagatna, Sinajana, Agana Heights, Anigua & Tamuning are part of our Phase I SG Meter Deployment,” stated Joaquin C. Flores, P.E., General Manager, “SG meter technology will also provide accurate energy consumption, outage information and outage location as well as voltage quality to customers and GPA – the rollout of this last batch of SG meters into the field is the final step in this process to improve service to our customers.
GPA employees will be conducting the SG meter installation to customers and will be traveling in clearly marked official vehicles and will have the proper identification displayed. Work will be confined to the areas by the meter box and service drop line areas.
“Customers will only have to ensure that the location of their GPA meter(s) is accessible and cleared of obstruction(s),” stated Flores, “Installation will only take minutes. There will be a very brief interruption of power as the new advanced SG meter is installed.