29 May 2015

Cooks move to improve power to Atiu

7:13 pm on 29 May 2015

The Cook Islands Renewable Energy Division has put out tenders for a power upgrade on Atiu Island.

The aim is to end power outages and weak connections in Atiu with an extra four kilometres of high voltage cables and two kilometres of low voltage cables installed.

The Cook Islands News quotes the project manager Ngateina Rani saying the upgrade will allow the people of Atiu a more secure power source without the outages they commonly suffer.

He says it might not curb the depopulation of the island, but at least a lack of power won't be the reason people leave.