The proposed project will assist the government's efforts to reduce the country's heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels for power generation. By providing a secure, sustainable and environmentally-sound source of electricity for private and commercial consumers, it will implement a package of solar photovoltaic power connected to the existing power distribution networks and a package of solar photovoltaic power off-grid totaling about 6 MWp of capacity
The impact of the project will be reduction of the Cook Islands' dependence on imported diesel for power generation. The outcome will be that customers within the project area have access to a higher share of electricity generated by solar power. The outputs will include (i) The Office of the Energy Commissioner implements 6 MW of solar power capacity in the project area; (ii) Operation and maintenance knowledge transfer program and (iii) Efficient project management services.
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