Friday 22 March 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji –
The North Pacific ACP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (North-REP) continues to make progress at the beginning of the second half of the implementation timeframe across the four states of Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and Pohnpei. Negotiations are being finalised, agreements reached, transportation of equipment arranged, lighting kits installed and plans are afoot for a grid stability study and the launch of an educational campaign.
In Yap, negotiations for the installation contract of mini grids on the islands of Ulithi Falalop, Ulithi Mogmog, Fais, Woleai Falalop and Satawal have been completed, and initial work on building battery houses is moving forward.
In Chuuk, installation contracts are being finalised for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for several schools: Sapore Elementary, Fanapanges Elementary, Uman Sapota Elementary, Central Wonip Elementary, Munien Elementary, Kukku Elementary, Lekinioch Elementary, Oneop Elementary, Southern Namoneas High School and Lekinioch Junior High School, and also for 3500 solar lanterns for the families on these islands.