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 Pacific Data Hub

The Pacific Community Results Report highlights the results achieved by SPC with our 26 Member countries and territories, and development partners. This dataset provides the data used in the Results Report provided in Excel and CSV formats.

This data has been visualised in the Results Explorer Dashboard:
https://pacificdata.org/results-explorer

The full report can be accessed at the following URL:
https://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/f6ijz

 Pacific Data Hub

Following expression of interest from several Forum Island Countries for assistance in assessing their wind resource, the Forum Secretariat initiated the South Pacific Wind and Solar Monitoring Project in 1993. The goal of the project was to establish at a suitable site in each participating country, a wind and solar radiation monitoring system for evaluating the potential of wind power for main grid electricity generation and to record and analyse wind and solar energy data for a period of 2 years.

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  • Wind resource measurements have been carried out on Funafuti but only at the 30-metre level. An average wind speed of 5.79 m/s was recorded, and the consultant making the assessments recommended installation of small turbines in the 20–50 kW range as there is no crane on Tuvalu capable of installing larger turbines. This wind resource monitoring equipment was supported by the SOPAC, UNDP and Government of Denmark under the PIEPSAP Project.
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  • Wind assessment carried out on Tongatapu by the University of the South Pacific.
  • Forum for Energy and Development (FED) and the Government of Denmark supported a pre-feasibility study including a wind resource assessment for Tongapatu. Both of reports are attached below.
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  • Nauru’s wind resource is not well known although, based on airport and National Aeronautics and Space Administration wind data, it is probably only marginally cost-effective at present fuel prices.
 Pacific Data Hub

There is a moderate seasonal wind resource in the RMI, with perhaps sufficient wind for energy development in the northernmost islands. However, there is very little data on wind conditions and none specifically designed for assessing its energy potential. It would be worthwhile assessing the wind energy potential for Majuro and Ebeye, where power demands are high. In 2012, two 34-metre wind resource assessment masts were installed in the outer islands to monitor and collect wind data. Source: IRENA Country Lighthouse Report

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A recently completed wind survey indicates that the windward side of Kiritimati Island has sufficient wind resource to provide cost-effective generation. One of the main issues is connecting together the small grids on the north-west cluster of settlements and also interconnecting the north-east settlement cluster separately. Each can be considered for wind power integration into the two resulting grids.

 Pacific Data Hub

A limited wind resource assessment has been carried out in Yap and sufficiently high wind areas have been located on the main island that may allow cost effective power generation. Detailed assessments were planned for 2013 at two high-wind sites, one close to Colonia, Yap, and the other at Tonowas, in Chuuk. The resource in these areas is seasonal and, based on weather measurements, appears modest, but there may be areas of sufficient wind to support a cost-effective installation. Source: IRENA Country Lighthouse Report.

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There is very limited data on wind energy potential in Vanuatu. A Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat project monitored wind speeds at a site on Efate in the mid-1990s, finding average speeds of 5.0 m/s in 1995 and 4.2 m/s in 1996, well below the 6 m/s generally considered to be necessary for economic electricity production. However, only 63% of data was recovered in 1996, so these results should be treated with caution.

 Pacific Data Hub

No accurate data are available on the Solomon Islands wind energy potential. Wind monitoring information can be sourced from:

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Eight sites in Fiji have been collecting long-term wind data with mast heights varying from 10 to 48 metres (m). Ideal wind energy measurements are made at a minimum of 30 m, although 50 m is preferred. Future wind measurement installations are to be all at 50 m. So far, measurements near the grid indicate that Fiji’s wind speeds offer marginal benefits for energy generation compared to the FEA’s historical generation costs. Some sites should be cost-effective for wind power installations given the FEA’s marginal costs for investments in new diesel generators. 

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The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s wind and solar monitoring project is the main long-term data source for Rarotonga wind energy and is used to estimate wind regimes of other islands. At Ngatangila Point, Rarotonga, wind data recovery was 100% during two years of monitoring. The annual average wind speed was 5.5 m/s. The highest hourly and daily averages were 17.7 m/s and 14.0 m/s respectively.

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The PNG wind dataset is extracted from the 3TIER Global Wind Dataset, IRENA Global Atlas for Renewable Energy.

3TIER Global Wind Dataset can be downloaded from this link: https://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=324

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  • Report 1 - Feasibility of Resources and Sites for Waste-to-Energy Power Generation in Fiji.
  • Report 2 - Waste to Energy Resource Assessment in Fiji.
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Energy Resource Inventory of Fiji:

  • Solar energy source
  • Hydro energy source
  • Wind energy source
  • Biomass energy source
 Marshall Islands National Nuclear Commission

Republic of the Marshall Islands national strategy for coordinated action to achieve nuclear justice. The strategy is comprised of 5 pillars; Compensation, Health, Environment, National Capacity, and Education.

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  • Wind resource measurements have been carried out on Funafuti but only at the 30-metre level. An average wind speed of 5.79 m/s was recorded, and the consultant making the assessments recommended installation of small turbines in the 20–50 kW range as there is no crane on Tuvalu capable of installing larger turbines. This wind resource monitoring equipment was supported by the SOPAC, UNDP and Government of Denmark under the PIEPSAP Project.
 Pacific Data Hub
  • Wind assessment carried out on Tongatapu by the University of the South Pacific.
  • Forum for Energy and Development (FED) and the Government of Denmark supported a pre-feasibility study including a wind resource assessment for Tongapatu. Both of reports are attached below.
 Pacific Data Hub

No accurate data are available on the Solomon Islands wind energy potential. Wind monitoring information can be sourced from:

 Pacific Data Hub

Following expression of interest from several Forum Island Countries for assistance in assessing their wind resource, the Forum Secretariat initiated the South Pacific Wind and Solar Monitoring Project in 1993. The goal of the project was to establish at a suitable site in each participating country, a wind and solar radiation monitoring system for evaluating the potential of wind power for main grid electricity generation and to record and analyse wind and solar energy data for a period of 2 years.