As stated by the ADB, the proposed project will initiate and contribute to the transformation of the Kiribati energy sector to one that is low-carbon and adapted to growing climate and natural hazards. It will do this by installing the innovative, climate-adapted and efficient floating PV (FPV) for power generation and for services and benefits beyond electricity.
The project will indicatively install 4 megawatts (MW) FPV, 3 megavolt-ampere (MVA) /5 megawatt-hour (MWh) BESS, and 33 kilovolt (kV) underground transmission network on Betio, as well as 5 MW FPV, 4 MVA/xx MWh BESS, and 33 kV underground transmission network in Bikenibeu, including all related grid integration and control systems. Adaptive low-carbon productive uses of energy infrastructure installed. The FPV systems will be designed to integrate priority sustainable value-added end-uses to maximize the use of daytime solar energy. The project will also indicatively install productive uses of energy infrastructure such as (i) a water storage, treatment, and distribution system, (ii) an agriculture/aquaculture pilot project (iii) electric vehicle and charging station, and (iv) coastal protection and disaster risk reduction measures. The project will also include institutional capacity strengthening.
The ADB categorized the project as follows:
No project contacts provided at the time of disclosure.
ADB Team Leader:
Cinderella C. Tiangco - Principal Energy Specialist
Executing Agency - Ministry of Finance and Economic Development:
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