12 Sep 2008

Replacement generators ready to run in CNMI

9:49 am on 12 September 2008

The executive director of the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Antonio Muña, says the istallation of new generators to ease Saipan's power shortage, is on schedule

Earlier in the week, Aggreko crew members had been experiencing trouble with the installation process due to the weather, but the first of the new generators should be turned on today.

All the generators are expected to be fully operational by Sept. 16 or 17 and will provide an additional 15 megawatts of power to the island.

Antonio Muña said there should be no rotating power outages once all the generators are on-line.