Samoa unveils more renewable power plans

Samoa has taken a further step towards its plan to be using only renewable energy to run its electricity system.

Work on the first hydro power station on Savai'i is now underway.

RNZ reports it is being built in the village of Vailoa Palauli.

General Manager for the Electric Power Corporation, Tologatā Tile, said this was only the beginning for Savaii.

"We are doing the final negotiations on the power plant agreement for two thousand kilo watts of solar energy for Savaii. In addition to that for the island of Savaii, we are also doing negotiations for another hydropower station, which is two thousand kilo watts capacity. So there's more in the pipeline for the development of renewable energy for Savaii as well as Upolu," Tile said.


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