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    Tuesday, September 19, 2017-7:00:20A.M.

     

     

     

     

     

CUC has yet to require hotels to connect to its power grid

SENATE Bill 19-50 became Public Law 19-59 in Aug. 2016, but the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. has yet to implement its mandate which is to require those leasing public land, including hotels, to connect to CUC’s power grid.

Gary Camacho
CUC acting executive director Gary Camacho said they will notify the hotels, which are currently independent power producers, before the law is implemented.

But right now, he added, “we’re reviewing everything — we are still in the review process.”

CUC has yet to determine when to implement the law and what hotels will be affected, he said.

He reiterated that hotel management will be notified and given sufficient time before CUC requires them to connect to its power grid.

“I have not talked [with the hotels yet] — we have not pursued that at this time,” he said, adding that CUC is dealing with other issues.

But CUC will definitely require all hotels and other businesses leasing public property to be connected to its power grid, he added.

Meantime, Camacho said they will replace engine 8 and expand their power production from 40 to 50 megawatts as the increase in demand rises.