CUC may operate Tinian power plant

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THE Commonwealth Utilities Corp. may operate its power plant on Tinian that Telesource CNMI Inc. has been managing for 20 years now. The Telesource contract expires today, March 31.

“If CUC needs to operate it then we will,” CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho said, referring to the Tinian power plant.

“Our power generation manager and team have already said that it wouldn’t be too much of a problem,” he added.

But CUC management has to confer first with the board regarding the operation of the Tinian power plant, Camacho said.

In a previous interview, he said operating the Tinian power plant would require additional manpower.

He also said CUC had assessed the Tinian facility and equipment and was finalizing the invitation for bid.

On Friday, he said there were provisions in the contract with Telesource that had not been fulfilled, adding that CUC was working with the Office of the Attorney General to review this issue.

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