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Pacific Islands — Development of Sustainable Energy Sites Workshops

Key Objectives:

To provide assistance in the development of sustainable energy sites

Location:
Pacific Islands
Status:
Completed in 2005

In collaboration with the Pacific Power Association (PPA), workshops were held in two different regions to train Pacific Island countries power utilities’ engineers and technicians in the development of sustainable energy sites using micro-hydro, wind and solar systems, either stand-alone or grid-connected.

Workshop topics included:

  • site identification
  • design (to meet the special needs of islanders and to ensure cost-effective facilities)
  • procurement (preparation of call for tenders and bid evaluation)
    construction
  • operation and maintenance
  • types of billing used in similar island conditions (prepaid metering systems, standard monthly charges, etc.)
  • grid connected vs. stand-alone systems
  • substitution of diesel generation by renewable energy sources.

The first workshop was held for Northern Pacific Utilities from March 7-18, 2005 in the Marshall Islands. The second workshop for Southern Pacific Utilities was delivered from November 14-25, 2005.

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