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ENGINEER ATTENDS MICRO-HYDRO TRAINING.   Leave a comment

An ATprojects’ Senior Engineer [see picture – second from the right] recently travelled to the Solomon Islands to attend a training program which was conducted by International Union of Conservation and Nature (IUCN). The training focused on equipping technical Pacific Islanders who are already skilled on the use of renewable energies such as solar, wind and hydro. Nagasi Namui spent two weeks in Bulelavata Islands which is in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. He was among 30 of the other participants from the neighbouring Pacific Islands including Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and the host country. Mr Namui was very impressed with the skills he obtained from the training and he said he is willing to share the skills he learnt from the training and contribute to the National Government’s vision 2030 for every person in Papua New Guinea to have access to electricity. ‘‘In PNG only about 13% in Papua New Guinea consume electricity while 85% of the populations mainly in the rural areas of the country do not have access electricity. Despite the fact that we have a lot of fast flowing rivers and creeks and other natural resources, we lack skills and knowledge to use renewable energy to create electricity. He said the training he received on micro-hydro is a bonus to skills he already acquired and added that he is now confident that he can design and construct one and also able to carry out maintenance on ATprojects existing hydro. The training was funded by UNAID and implemented by IUCN an international NGO which is based in Fiji.
  

Posted November 24, 2015 by atprojectsblogs in Hydro Power