29 Sep 2007

Samoa continues investigations of renewable energy sources

8:09 am on 29 September 2007

A second wind monitoring station has been installed in Samoa on the island of Upolu by the country's Electric Power Corporation to assess the potential of wind power as a source of renewable energy.

The project according to the corporation is part of its mission to provide affordable, safe and reliable electricity for the whole country in the future.

It represents EPC's continued focus on developing the use of renewable energy in the generation of electricity to benefit the consumers in the long term and as well help the country to become less reliant on increasingly expensive imported oil.

The wind energy assessment project is collaboration between the Electric Power Corporation, the government of Samoa, the secretariat of the Pacific Islands Applied Geosciences Commission or SOPAC and the United Nations Development Project.