On review of the IRP, and in consultation with the Board, Senior Management and Engineering Team, it was confirmed that BELCO must retire 80 MW of plant by December 2019-March 2020. The extension of the life of the identified generation assets can no longer be sustained from a cost basis and the threat of failure has become increasingly inevitable.  The system is also in need of upgraded grid infrastructure, as the grid cannot support the proposed developments on the east and west ends of the Island.  There is also a need for advanced metering technology in our grid system to support energy conservation efforts at both the utility and household levels.