The Project for Establishment of Photovoltaic Power Plant in Galapagos-Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador (2010-2016 / 10.1 million USD)KOICA contributes to conserving the unique ecosystem and maintaining its magnificence
Contribution to "Zero fossil fuel usage in Galapagos" policy for the protection of a pristine ecosystem
KOICA, in collaboration with Galapagos Electric Power Corporation, implemented the project for 7 years from 2010 to 2016 for environmental conservation. As more than 200,000 tourists visit Galapagos Islands every year, and the level of dependence on thermal energy increased, various environmental ecology issues emerged. To resolve such issues and to preserve the islands as one of the earth's most eco-friendly places, it directly supported the Ecuadorian government's "Zero fossil fuel usage in Galapagos" policy which aims to replace the entire electricity system in the Galapagos Islands with 100% renewable energy by 2020.
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Maintaining stable electricity supply through enhanced production capacity of the solar power station
The 1.5MW grid-connected solar power station, traning center, and promotion hall that cost 10.1 million USD, along with the dispatched experts and trainings on emerging renewable energy, contributed to improving the effectiveness of operation of the power plant. As a result, 900-1,300kW of power is produced, which is significantly higher than the average(800-1,000kW) amount. This enables supplying electricity to 600 households every year.
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