Sustainable Energy Site Development Workshops in the Pacific Islands

 

When: 2005

Where: Pacific Islands

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • Transfer expertise in developing sustainable energy sites in the Pacific Islands

When: 2005

Where: Pacific Islands

What: Developing Technical Skills

We teamed up with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to deliver two workshops on the development of sustainable energy sites using microhydro, wind, and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The workshops were led by GSEP member Kansai Electric Power. The first workshop was held from March 7-18, 2005 in the Marshall Islands for the Northern Pacific Island utilities and the second workshop was held from November 14-25, 2005 for the Southern Pacific Island utilities. The participants attended lectures and took part in hands-on technical training sessions on site identification, design, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance, billing, grid-connected and stand-alone systems, and substituting diesel generation with renewable energy.

These two workshops were the first in a series of human capacity-building programs GSEP has led in the region in partnership with PPA. 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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