Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

New Chuuk Campus 300 KW Generator Provides Continuous Power

Palikir, Pohnpei (COM-FSM): November 6, 2009 - The College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM) has installed a new generator to provide continuous power at the Chuuk Campus. The Denyo 300 KW generator went into operation on October 10, 2009.

The new generator replaced an older generator which provided only 90 KW of power to supplement the frequent power outages in Chuuk for the Chuuk COM-FSM Campus. The Denyo 300 KW generator is capable of providing power to the entire campus. It produces less noise and is located at the northern end of the campus to prevent disruption to classes. The generator was installed by Chuuk Public Utility Corporation staff and coordinated by COM-FSM's Alfred Olter.

According to Chuuk Campus Director, Joakim Peter, the new generator promoted a feeling of assurance among faculty and students especially when instruction can be carried out without interruption. The new generator alternates power generation with the island power with a downtime of less than three minutes to switch between the two power sources.

A general practice was encouraged at the Chuuk Campus for machines and devices that use electric power to be switched off if not in use.

The Chuuk State leaders are currently trying to secure a legislative mandate to allocate some money to support power generation for the campus.

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