UAE GRANT FOR SOLAR PV DESALINATION FOR PELELIU AND ANGAUR STATE
PPUC would like to offer this Press Release as a clarification to the newspaper article citing the
possibility of free electricity to particular customers as a result of this project.
The UAE financed project for the construction of a Solar PV plant for Peleliu and Angaur is
expected to assist PPUC with the high cost of diesel for the outlying states operations. PPUC
spends almost $700,000 annually in diesel costs to the outlying states power plants. This new PV
system is expected to trim these fuel expenses and may eventually lead to reduced electricity costs
and savings for all of PPUC’s customers and not one particular group.
RPPL 9-4 requires a uniform electricity tariff to all consumers and no special treatment to any
particular customer class. The UAE project is anticipated to provide direct benefits to all of
PPUC’s utility customers in the Republic of Palau.
(from left - right) Judy Dean, PPUC CEO Kione J. Isechal, Chairman Sam Masang, Ajah Prasad, John Caruso,
Basel Bahleh, & Andrew Revfeim