Wind Energy Plants in Oceania
Aleipta
Location: Samoa
Operator: Electric Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 275-kW GEV-MP
Operation: 2014
WTG supplier: Vergnet
EPC: enXco, INL
Quick facts: In Aug 2014, Samoa’s first wind project was commissioned at Vailoa, Aleipata, on Upolu Island. This has two 55m tall WTGs. The wind farm was funded by the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Masdar was a techincal consultant.

Photograph courtesy of Electric Power Corp
Posted 13 Apr 2017

Butoni
Location: Fiji
Operator: Fiji Electricity Authority
Configuration: 37 X 275 kW GEV MP/275
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: Vergnet
EPC: Vergnet
Quick facts: Butoni is in a area of low to moderate wind spedds, averaging 5.46 m/s. The site is a narrow, north-south ridge about 5km from Sigatoka town. The WTGs can be lowered and re-erected quickly in case of cyclones. The FJ$34mn plant is expected to save FEA about FJ$3mn/yr and reduce diesel consumption by about 2,5000mt/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Fiji Electricity Authority
Posted 14 Nov 2010

Nakolo
Location: Tonga
Operator: Tonga Power Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 11-kW
Operation: 2013
WTG supplier: Gaia-Wind
EPC supplier: Gaia-Wind, Tonga Power
Quick facts: This is the first WTG built in Tonga and was completed on 16 May 2013. The 26m diameter rotor sits on an 18.4m tower.

Photograph courtesy of Tonga Power Ltd
Posted 13 Apr 2016

   
Touongo
Location: New Caledonia
Operator: Aerowatt
Configuration: 18 X 275 kW GEV MP/275
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Vergnet
EPC: Vergnet
Quick facts: This project is 95% owned by Aerowatt.

Photograph courtesy of Aerowatt
Posted 7 Aug 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 13-Apr-2017

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