Kiritimati (Christmas) Island Energy Sector Programme

Interconnected PV/Diesel minigrids in Kiribati

ITP Renewables led both the technical advice and project management of the complete upgrade of the power stations and electrical infrastructure on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati.

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The projects are funded by the European Union and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The programme involves a major upgrade of the electricity infrastructure for this important remote island, including increased renewable energy supply (PV/Diesel hybridisation), an overhead transmission network, expansion to un-electrified areas and the consolidation of existing stand-alone power stations.

The programme also entails institutional reforms and a range of complementary activities to improve the skills, capabilities, planning and business practices for the operators, the Ministry of Line and Phoenix Islands Development. Relevant Links: SPC - Kiritimati Island Water Project and Kiritimati Island Energy Sector Program SPC - Improving access to sustainable water and greener electricity supply