23 November, 2017, 12:00 am
AN Australian plans to export renewable and sustainable energy solutions to countries in the Pacific with the objective to improve their carbon profile.
Granite Power Ltd, (through its wholly owned subsidiary Granite Power Samoa Pty Ltd) have announced that it has entered into a long-term Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) with The Samoan Electric Power Company (EPC) for the installation and management of the world’s best recycling technology for the generation of renewable and sustainable energy.
A statement from the company said Granite Power Ltd (Granite Power) was an Australian power technology company delivering renewable and sustainable electricity generation solutions, principally to remote and off grid locations.
It said the company was able to achieve this electricity generation through a technologically advanced and efficient recycling system that harnesses low temperature (50 – 400 Deg. C) waste heat from existing power platforms and through advanced solar and geothermal harvesting.
Samoan EPC alignment, Steve Lowe, CEO Elect of Granite Power Ltd said: “Remote and off grid entities are continually looking at methodologies to improve their carbon profile through renewable and sustainable energy production. But as always, continuity of power supply to meet their domestic and commercial needs is paramount.
“This agreement will provide Samoan’s with a safe, environmental solution that increases their power output by recycling the heat of exhaust emissions from their current power generation. This is good news for the Samoan people and good news for the environment in reaching their commitments to established renewable energy targets.
“Granite Power is looking towards other off grid Pacific Island locations including Hawaii, Fiji and Palau where the installation of our world’s best practise recycling technology can assist in securing environmentally sustainable and renewable power generation.”
Granite Power Samoa will commence operations in Samoa in 2018 with full energy production capabilities expected to be on line late in the same year.