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Power plant deal signed

Power plant deal signed

Journal 5/11/1983 P1 Customs officer on postal inspections Reaction to the newly instituted customs collection at the RMI main post office was heated the first day but cooled off over the next few days, reported customs officer Ira Allen in an interview. Speaking while at his desk in the rear of the post office, Ira […]

Presidential get together

Presidential get together

Journal 4/20/1984P1 Electricity costs reduced The RMI reported impressive savings in fuel costs for its new power generating facility in Majuro. MEC’s British-built power plant is producing electricity at a cost of 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour, a substantial savings compared with the 18-to-20 cents per kilowatt hour cost at the old power plant.P3 Amata […]

Deutz to power MEC

Deutz to power MEC

Journal 4/13/1984 P1 Traditional Rights Court ceremony for new judges The judges and clerk of the first Traditional Rights Court of the Marshall Islands were sworn in April 10 at the Majuro Courthouse. The ceremony, featuring opening of the court by High Court Chief Justice John Lanham, was followed by an invocation from Rev. Jori […]

Fondly remembering Billy Roberts

Fondly remembering Billy Roberts

GIFF JOHNSON The city of Liverpool’s greatest claim to fame is it gave birth to the music phenomenon known as The Beatles in the 1960s. Fortunately for the Marshall Islands, the world’s most famous rock band wasn’t Liverpool’s only asset. Who could have predicted that when British electrical engineer William F. “Billy” Roberts stepped off […]

Power stabilizes in Majuro

Power stabilizes in Majuro

The Journal hesitates to report that there have been far fewer power outages the past couple of weeks compared to recent weeks and months — but it’s a fact. The primary reason is that Marshalls Energy Company has returned the second large engine (“number seven”) to service. But, and there usually is one when dealing […]

Is Billy Roberts crazy?

Is Billy Roberts crazy?

Journal 8/6/1976 P7 Elected absentees Rumors of a planned early departure and a number of late arrivals by some members of the Congress of Micronesia at the Ponape Special Session caused Yap Representative Luke Tman to say he was “extremely concerned” that one Congress member did not arrive on Ponape at all. Another member had […]

MEC completes generator overhaul

MEC completes generator overhaul

The Marshalls Energy Company began long-awaited testing of engine seven at the Majuro power plant late last week. The engine, one of two six-megawatt capacity generators, has been undergoing major rehabilitation for the past two years. Engineers from Australian manufacturing companies arrived over the past few days to check the newly rebuilt engine. MEC officials […]

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

ISAAC MARTY A solar-to-grid installation workshop to train certified local installers was held at Robert Reimers Enterprises’ Bokanake this past week. The Solar PV (photovoltaic) System Training funded by ADMIRE and PIGGAREP, with Ministry of Resources and Development’s Energy Office coordinating, is a lead up to the Marshall Islands Development Bank’s solar loan scheme. The […]