18 November 2019
Apia, SAMOA – Representatives from the power utility EPC, the Office of the Regulator and private sector technicians are participating in a 4-day workshop in Apia this week on Sustainable Energy Technical Guidelines.
The objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of the various technical guidelines on renewable energy systems developed for the Pacific Islands countries by the PPA in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands. These guidelines have been developed under the Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project (SEIDP)which is being implemented by the Pacific Power Association (PPA) with funding from the World Bank.
The workshop focuses on topics such as design and installation of grid connected and off-grid solar photovoltaic systems as well as battery energy storage systems. The workshop is being facilitated by sustainable energy training provider GSES Pty Ltd of Australia and is a follow up to a similar workshop held in 2018. Similar workshops have also been carried out in 12 other Pacific Island countries as part of the SEIDP.