Aerial view of solar farm in Ngatpang

The Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) remains committed in achieving Palau’s target of 45% renewable as contemplated under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) declared in 2015. At nearly 94% of energy generation deriving from diesel, PPUC
consumes approximately 6,000,000 US gallons of diesel per year. Despite the unanticipated challenges of COVID-19, PPUC continues to engage in efforts to reduce its dependency on fossil fuel and integrate more renewable energy.
Presently, PPUC and the ROP is on the verge of launching Palau’s first Independent Power Producer (IPP) focused on the Koror – Babeldaob grid to raise our renewable energy generation levels from the current 6% to a minimum of 20%. This partnership between the PPUC and Solar Pacific Energy Corporation (SPEC) aims to construct a 13.2-Megawatt (MW) solar PV facility with a 10.2 MW energy storage system to generate a minimum of 20 Gigawatt hours (GWh) per annum for twenty (20) years with the possibility of an extension of an additional five (5) years. The project is now more than 50% complete with an anticipated completion date for April 2023.
The Project is made possible through the support of the Australian Government.

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