Hawthorne Power Systems Delivers 2MW Generator to Palau, Allowing for One Continuous Grid

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CAT XQ2000 Shipped From Hawaii to the Palau Public Utilities Corp. (PPUC)

CAT XQ2000 next to Aimeliik Power Plant

“These power systems are absolutely essential to Palau,” said Clifford Yuen, Hawthorne Power Systems’ Engine Business Manager.

Hawthorne Power Systems, an authorized Caterpillar dealer in the Pacific, delivered a 2-megawatt (MW) generator to the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) earlier this month. The generator, which was shipped from Hawaii, is stationed at the Aimeliik Power Plant compound to support the Babeldaob area and relieve the Ngerulmud Capitol generator.

When combined with two existing generators in Koror, this $996,000 generator allows the PPUC to have one continuous grid with 14MW of total capacity, enough to meet total demand, according to the PPUC.

The generator enables all commercial customers to be on PPUC’s grid, even those who were previously asked to self-generate. This added power also allows the PPUC to overhaul the Aimeliik Power Plant, which was damaged by fire in November. A new power plant is expected on Palau through 2013 JICA grant aid.

“These power systems are absolutely essential to Palau,” said Clifford Yuen, Hawthorne Power Systems’ engine business manager. “Our technicians recently commissioned the unit, which was brought online January 19. We are excited to assist with such vital power generation needs.”

To learn more about Hawthorne Power Systems, visit http://www.power.hawthornecat.com.

Hawthorne CAT is the leading large equipment dealer in the Pacific, with eight regional facilities on Oahu (Waipahu and Mapunapuna), Hawaii (Hilo and Kona), Maui, Kauai, Guam and Saipan. Hawthorne CAT is proud to continue a historic legacy of serving Hawaii, home of the first U.S. Caterpillar dealership opened in 1925. This division provides sales, rentals, parts and service of Caterpillar and allied brand machinery and power systems.

About PPUC

The Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) is a public corporation established to manage and operate the electrical power system of the Republic of Palau. For more on PPUC, visit their website at http://www.ppuc.com

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