Technical Cooperation Project for the Introduction of Hybrid Power Generation System by JICA

December 1, 2017
Kosrae—The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) started the “Project for the Introduction of Hybrid Power Generation System”. This is 5 years’ technical cooperation project targeted for 5 pacific island countries; Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati, RMI, and FSM. The aim of this project is to promote the deployment of a hybrid power generation system composed of Diesel Generators (DG) and Renewable Energy (RE) by providing technical support for the appropriate & economical operation and maintenance of DG as well as for the appropriate integration of RE, and operation and maintenance of RE. For this purpose, JICA offers technical assistance by Chief Advisor, Mr. Ogawa, long-term expert based in Fiji, and short-term expert team headed by Okinawa Ene-tech., Co, at each states of the FSM, as well as inviting trainees for trainings in Okinawa, and Fiji.
In 30th October, 2017, the expert team made first visit to the power plant in Yap, followed by Chuuk, Pohnei, and Kosrae.
In 25th November, the first Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting was held at Kosrae State Government Office with attendance from Department of Resources and Development of the FSM, Kosrae State Government, KUA, YSPSC, CPUC, PUC, JICA-FSM, and the expert team.
Through the JCC meeting, basic design of the project including members of counterpart, method of implementation and monitoring were explained and agreed among the parties. The Minutes of Meeting was signed by Hon. Marion Henry; Secretary of Department of Resources and Development, Mr. Tadayuki Ogawa; Chief Advisor of the project, and Mr. Shinji Shibata; Resident Representative of JICA-FSM with witness of the Lt. Governor of Kosrae, Hon. Carson Sigrah.
As the next main activity of this project, officials from each state will be invited to the counterpart training in Okinawa in February next year to disseminate skills and knowledges on the Hybrid Power Generation System in Japan.