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Republic of Palau


Koror, Palau—On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) CEO Kione J. Isechal and Ngchesar State Governor Florencio Adelbai inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a working relationship between the two parties to illuminate the secondary roads in Ngchesar State.

The MOU outlined specific responsibilities for each party. PPUC as the sole provider of energy services on island will be responsible for providing the needed equipment, labor, and technical support for the installation of streetlights on the secondary roads in Ngchesar. PPUC will also be responsible for the repairs and maintenance of these streetlights. On the other hand, Ngchesar State shall provide PPUC personnel and vehicles free and unhindered access to the secondary roads. In addition, Ngchesar State will make monthly payments to PPUC for the total kWh consumed by each streetlight, at the effective rate for government entities. By working together, PPUC and Ngchesar State can improve the quality of life for the citizens and residents of Ngchesar State by enhancing their safety, security, and well-being. As of signing, the MOU became effective for the period of 2 years.

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2018

 Koror, Palau—On Thursday, January 11, 2018 a turnover ceremony of the bucket truck from Koror-Babeldaob operations to PPUC’s Peleliu Power Distribution was held in Peleliu State.  During the ceremony, a new Power Distribution team consisting of a supervisor, line worker and tree trimmers were also recognized, and the bucket truck would be one of their most important equipment in accomplishing their duties.  A bucket truck has the capability of raising workers to elevated, inaccessible areas easing access to tree trimming and electrical line work.  Tree trimming is critical in reducing the frequency of downed wires and other power outage-causing scenarios such as weather-related and vegetation-related outages. PPUC CEO Kione J. Isechal, PPUC Board Director Telchalb Merep, Peleliu State Governor Temmy Shmull along with Peleliu State community members, and PPUC managers and staff were present at the ceremony.


Governor Shmull, on behalf of the Peleliu State community, thanked PPUC’s Board and Management for this great stride marking the first time PPUC’s Peleliu operations having their own bucket truck and its benefit for the state’s residents. 


CEO Isechal signed two documents, the first one effectuated the separate Power Distribution team.  The second document signed by CEO Isechal and Governor Shmull relates to PPUC’s office space at the Peleliu State Office.  The new office would be comfortable and accessible to the customers and responsible for handling customers’ bill payments, transactions for purchasing prepaid tokens, and ensures inquiries and concerns are addressed appropriately.


Director Merep reiterated that the PPUC Board of Directors stands by the CEO and Management’s plans to ensure PPUC is a responsible and professional steward of Palau’s water, wastewater and power resources, and reducing unscheduled power outages is among its priorities.

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
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Palau Public Utilities Corporation

Public Announcement



Metering Program


This is a PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT by The Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC.)  Please be advised that PPUC Water Operators are currently installing water meters to all unmetered residences.  All flat rate customers will now be billed based on their monthly water consumption. 


PPUC would like to further advise the public that tampering with the newly installed meters is illegal as per RPPL 9-4 §416 (b)(2)(3).  Violators will be found guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, shall be imprisoned for a period of not more than one year or fined not less than $100.00 or more than $1,000 per day of violation or both. 


PPUC would like to thank the public for their continued understanding and cooperation.


Please contact PPUC Customer Service should there be any questions regarding this announcement at 488-3870/3872/8760 or the 24 hour hotline at 488-2445.


Thank you.



Due to the increased turbidity and bacteria in the water produced by the state water systems, the PPUC is issuing the following Boil Water Notice to the following states: Aimeliik, Ngatpang, Ngaremlengui, Ngarchelong, Melekeok and Ngchesar:




What should I do?


            You should bring all water to a rapid vigorous boil for one minute (let it cool before using).  Boiled water should be used for everything you will be consuming or using for personal hygiene.


            If you are boiling water as part of the cooking process, make sure it boils for at least one minute before you add food to it.


Why should I boil the water?


• microorganisms could be present in the water,

• drop in water pressure and water outage,

• during other situations that warrant special action to protect your health.


How does boiling make my water safe?


            Boiling the water kills microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoans that can cause disease.  Boiling makes the water microbiologically safe.


The public is also advised to add liquid bleach (ultra regular Clorox with 6% sodium hypochlorite) as an alternative to boiling, at a rate of 3 drops per gallon of water and to let it stand for 30 minutes before consumption.


PPUC greatly appreciates the public’s support and continued cooperation as our operators works to correct this issue.


Please contact PPUC Customer Service during working hours should there be any questions regarding this announcement at 488-3870/3872.  All other concerns after working hours should be directed to the hotline at 488-2445.


Thank you.