USEA shares knowledge on small island power

22nd April 2013

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The United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, recently exchanged their knowledge with Indonesian experts.

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From 13 to 20 April, nine senior managers from PT PLN Persero (PLN), the Indonesian electric utility, travelled to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui for meetings with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, First Wind, H-Power, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Hawaii State Energy Office and SunPower.

The exchange addressed how US utilities successfully integrate renewable energy into small island power systems and how Indonesia uses undersea power cables to interconnect its island power grids. It was conducted under the USEA Energy Utility Partnership Program and the Indonesia Clean Energy Development Program, both funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Further information is available in the event report.

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