Infratec is delivering an Asian Development Bank funded project to deliver solar PV mini-grids on four of the Southern Group of Cook Islands – Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke and Mitiaro.
The mini-grids will supply each island with approximately 95% of their electricity needs, with an installed capacity of 1.3MWh of solar and 7.3MWh of battery storage.
The systems will reduce diesel consumption by about 360,000 litres annually, will remove about 960 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year and will supply the islands’ residents with a more reliable power supply.
Infratec is engaging Cook Islanders to support delivery throughout the project and building the capacity of local communities to support ongoing maintenance and operations of the systems.
The project will be completed by December 2017.