Climate Change Matters
- Published on 20 February 2013
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Wind Monitoring in Vanuatu
The Energy Unit of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in Vanuatu oversaw the successful installation of six wind monitoring masts in six different provinces of Vanuatu.
The wind monitoring stations will be collecting wind speed and other related parameters over the next 24 months. This data will be analysed to determine if the sites receive enough wind to be viable for electricity generation. Information gathered will also support Vanuatu in producing a country-wide wind map and identifying potential investment projects for wind energy.
All the installations were successfully completed, despite delays caused by the late arrival of required material and the rugged terrain making it difficult to access the site locations.
Funding for the installation was provided by a partnership between the SPREP Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP).
For more news from the Climate Change Division of SPREP please read Climate Change Matters, Issue 9, February 2013