Koror, Palau – The first in-country workshop on the sustainable energy technical guidelines developed under the Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project (SEIDP) is underway this week in Koror, Palau. The SEIDP is being implemented by the Pacific Power Association (PPA) with funding from the World Bank. The objective of the workshop is to give an overview of the various technical guidelines on renewable energy systems developed so far for the Pacific Islands countries by the PPA in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands. The workshop focuses on topics such as design, installation, operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic systems as well as energy storage systems.
Representatives from the Palau Public Utility Corporation (PPUC), government ministries and the private sector are in attendance at this workshop. Similar in-country workshops will be carried out over the next 4 months in 14 other Pacific Island Countries. The 4-day workshop is being facilitated by sustainable energy training provider GSES Ltd Pty.