Vanuatu: Luganville Grid-connected Solar Power Trial - Pacific Project Brief

Publication | December 2016
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Solar power generation is now contributing to reduced diesel consumption on the Luganville electricity grid in Vanuatu.

ADB supported the Government of Vanuatu through grant financing a trial project to integrate a grid-connected solar power plant on the Luganville electricity grid in Espiritu Santo. The Luganville grid is the second largest in the country.

The pilot project included grid-connected solar panels installed on public buildings to generate up to 40 kilowatts of solar energy. The solar system is owned by the government, but operated by the private power company in charge of operating the Luganville system, the Vanuatu Utilities and Infrastructure Limited.

Construction was completed in 2014 and solar power generation is currently contributing to reduced diesel consumption on the Luganville grid. The project has also provided excellent experience in the benefits and challenges of integrating intermittent solar power onto small grids.

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Clean energy
Countries
  • Vanuatu
SKU
  • PSN ARM168504-2

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