Pacific Energy Development Acceleration Program

ITP Renewables was engaged by NZ MFAT in 2013 to review the potential for solar PV and develop roadmaps for the greater integration of renewable energy into the main island grids for Tuvalu, Tonga, and Samoa.

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This was part of the Pacific Energy Development Acceleration Program (PEDAP), which aims to increase the fraction of electricity generated by renewable resources in several Pacific Island Countries. The work included:

  • a feasibility study and drafting tender-ready technical specifications for PV/diesel hybrid systems for three outer islands in Tuvalu: Niutao, Nanumea, and Nanumaga
  • a feasibility study for integrating large amounts of PV onto the grid on Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • a feasibility study for integrating large amounts of PV onto the grid on Upolu and Savai’i, Samoa
  • a roadmap for transitioning Samoa’s electricity supply to generating 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, using a mix of renewable energy technologies
  • an overview of prepayment metering options for the Tongan electrical utility
  • a pre-feasibility study investigating the likely costs of providing Tonga’s island groups of ‘Eua, Vava’u, and Ha’apai with electricity generated solely by renewable sources
  • a roadmap for transitioning Tonga’s electricity supply to generating 50% of its electricity from renewable sources, using a mix of renewable energy technologies.