TUMON, Guam, December 9, 2021 - IP&E, which operates Shell Stations in Guam, Saipan and Palau, today announced the completion of its first microgrid – a self-sufficient energy system – at its Upper Tumon Shell Station. This project represents the energy provider’s commitment to creating sustainable energy solutions for our island.
The microgrid is powered by 480 solar panels and a 588kwh Energy Storage System. It produces 199.2kW of energy to power the entire Shell Fuel Station and Foody’s Convenience Store located on Marine Corp. Drive across from John F. Kennedy High School. This is the Guam’s first commercial site operating off of the island power grid.
“This is an extremely exciting project for us. Globally, Shell is investing in lower-carbon technology, including renewables, new mobility options, and an interconnected power business. In line with this, we are bringing these energy solutions to our community. We look forward to providing renewable energy to more businesses for a more sustainable future,” said Brian Bamba, Managing Director of IP&E. IP&E will continue to add to its energy offerings, including power generation, monitoring and management.
IP&E is committed to reducing the company’s carbon footprint within its operations as well. Energy-efficient LED lighting and programmable thermostats that reduce energy consumption have been installed in the Shell Station Network in Guam since 2018. Since April 2021, all Guam Foody’s Stores and Shell Shops discontinued the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Foody’s and Shell Shops have reusable bags in two sizes available for only one dollar for all shoppers.
IP&E Holdings, LLC is the retail and commercial supplier of petroleum products on Guam, Saipan, and Palau. It operates all of the islands’ Shell Service Stations through a licensing agreement with Shell. For more information, contact Camille Denight, Marketing Business Partner for IP&E at [email protected]