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Guam power remains unstable

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Guam Power Authority has restored 53.2 percent of the system load but advised residents that during the restoration and recovery period, the islandwide power system may be unstable, with fluctuating voltages and intermitted power interruptions.

"Please be assured that once your feeder/circuit has been energized your power will return, even as interruptions or outages happen," GPA said.

GPA said 95.8 percent of its substation energization has been restored and 88.9 percent of its feeders/circuits have been energized/restored.

Two additional feeders/circuits were added to the island-wide system for a total of 56 feeders/circuits that were partially energized Monday, GPA said.

"GPA will make every effort to have power restored as quickly as possible to our customers. Once the full restoration is completed around the island, the system will stabilize and fewer power interruptions will occur," the utility agency said.

GPA advised residents to unplug their sensitive appliances if they detect voltage fluctuations such as extremely bright lighting or very dim lighting coming from lamps or lights.

"Sensitive" appliances include refrigerators, air conditioners, computer and computer-related equipment and microwave ovens.

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