Marshalls utility looks to stabilize with help of donor funding

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

  MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The Marshalls Energy Co. is aiming to stabilize all of its power operations — generation, fuel storage and distribution — and reduce its reliance on diesel through a series of United States and Asian Development Bank grants now in the pipeline.

  The government utility is operating with aging generators — some more than 35 years of age — and the largest fuel storage farm in the central Pacific that is mostly unusable because of corrosion damage to the large tanks. In addition, its electricity losses through the distribution system are estimated . . .

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