According to ADB website, ADB is helping Samoa reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and improve energy security. The project will rehabilitate three small hydropower plants on Upolu and construct three new hydropower plants on Upolu and Savai’i. It will provide training to the Electric Power Corporation on operation and maintenance. The project is expected to save about 3.6 million liters of diesel per year.
The project will support the government's policy to increase power generation from renewable sources, rehabilitate damage to the power sector caused by a major cyclone, and increase the power sector's resilience to future natural disasters. It will rehabilitate three small hydropower plants (SHPs) on Upolu and construct three new SHPs on Upolu and Savai'i. The project will also provide training to the Electric Power Corporation (EPC) on operation and maintenance (O&M;) of the SHPs for up to two years after plant commissioning. The project will result in greater energy security and sustainability for Samoa.
Project Officer: Melei, Maria
Pacific Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.
Executing Agency: Ministry of Finance
Email Address: V-TAGILIMA@TREASURY.GOV.WS
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
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