Marshalls utility seeks to stabilize power supply to capital

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The main utility company in the Marshall Islands is seeking U.S. Rural Utility Service funding to buy two new engines to stabilize the power situation in Majuro.  

“We’re in the final stages of submitting documentation to RUS for a loan to purchase two new 2.5-megawatt engines,” said Marshalls Energy Co. General Manager Jack Chong-Gum. If approved, this would be the latest in a series of loans and grants the Majuro utility has received from the RUS since the 1990s to improve power generation . . .

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