Wind resource monitoring in the North Pacific PDF Print E-mail

Monday 28 October 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji



Reliable and up-to-date resource data that is publically accessible is critical to private sector investment in renewable energy in Pacific Island countries and territories.


Effective planning for a sustainable energy sector is not possible in the absence of high-quality data.  Data can take a long time to gather so measurement must be initiated well in advance of when it is needed.


The European Union-funded North Pacific ACP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (North-REP) continues to work on improving the quality of life and reducing dependency on fossil fuels in the outer islands of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Palau and the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).


As part of the project, seven wind resource monitoring masts have been installed in FSM, Palau and RMI.


In RMI, masts were installed for the Action for the Development of Marshall Islands Renewable Energies (ADMIRE) project in Jaluit and Wotje in 2012. In 2013, three masts were installed in Palau for the North-REP project at Ngardmau, Melekeok and Ngaraard. Two further masts were installed for the North-REP project in the FSM islands of Chuuk and Tonoas in September 2013. The masts are expected to be in place for at least two years.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:55
Regional energy workshops strengthen national capacity in the energy sector PDF Print E-mail

Monday 26 August 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji  



The Economic Development Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is currently conducting a series of regional workshops in an effort to strengthen the capability of Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to: (i) formulate energy policies and plans based on their national energy database; (ii) manage the petroleum sector, particularly its safety and environment challenges, and (iii) improve energy efficiency through appliance labelling and standards.


The three back-to-back workshops are currently being held at the SPC Suva Office from August 19–26 and are attended by representatives of national energy offices, power utilities, petroleum and pricing commissioners and authorities, national and regional oil companies, as well as regional agencies and development partners.      

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:02

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