The European Union and Kiribati have signed an agreement for a $US5.6 million energy project. The project is framed in the EU-New Zealand energy partnership that has delivered renewable energy projects in Tuvalu, Samoa, the Cook Islands and Kiribati. In June the partnership was expanded to include Niue, Tonga, and countries in the Northern Pacific.
The project will support the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a fully functional new diesel power station, an overhead high voltage network and a grid- connected PV system for Kiritimati Island. It will be implemented over two years.