Grid-Connected Solar Systems Workshops in the Pacific Islands

 

When: 2010

Where: Pacific Islands

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • Train managers and engineers in the installation, operation and maintenance of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems

When: 2010

Where: Pacific Islands

What: Developing Technical Skills

We teamed up with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to deliver two workshops on grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. These workshops trained engineers from Pacific Island utility companies in the design, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance of solar PV systems.

The workshops were led by GSEP member Kansai Electric Power. The first workshop was held from November 1-5, 2010 in Palau for the Northern Pacific Island utilities and the second workshop was held in Fiji from November 22-26, 2010 for the Southern Pacific Island utilities. A total of 39 participants from 20 utility companies attended the workshops.

These two workshops were part of a series of human capacity-building programs GSEP has led in the region in partnership with PPA since 2005. With this program, we are helping develop local capacity and knowledge in the different aspects of energy project development and implementation in Small Island Developing States that are the most vulnerable to climate change. The attendees are able to take the knowledge and information from the workshops and use it in their day-to-day work.

Participating members and partners

  • Kansai Electric Power
  • Pacific Power Association
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