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Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project

Increasing Samoa’s renewable energy generation by strengthening hydropower capacity

  • $20M

    Contract value (USD)

  • $800K

    Service value (USD)

  • 5MW

    Installed capacity

  • Upolu and Savaii, Samoa

    Upolu and Savaii, Samoa

Strengthening renewable energy resources reduces fossil fuel consumption and creates a more sustainable future

The popular perception of Pacific islands as paradise forgets the fact that they too face challenges in energy generation. Wanting to reduce fossil fuel dependence and address system resiliency, we worked with Electric Power Corporation of Samoa to build a more robust, renewable energy system.

Providing technical, financial, and procurement expertise, our team worked to rehabilitate three of the island’s existing small hydropower plants (SHPs) and construct three new ones. As Cyclone Evan had damaged the three existing SHPs, our overarching focus was on creating resilient and robust energy resources that could withstand future natural disasters—especially considering Samoa’s vulnerability to the consequences of climate change. Following site visits and an inception mission, we developed tender documents, evaluated tenders, and prepared contract documents for three separate work packages. We provided site supervision and assisted in contract and construction management during the works.

Our proactive approach addressed Samoa’s lack of renewable energy resources. By building hydropower capacity and improving operation and asset management, Samoa boasts more future-focused, environmentally friendly electrical generation to serve its citizens.

At a Glance

  • Electric Power Corporation of Samoa
Meet Our Team

Robin Spittle , Hydropower Consultant

I haven’t stopped learning since I started working as a consultant. Every project provides a unique challenge and new lesson.

Andrew Bird, Senior Hydropower Engineer, Asia Pacific Dams and Hydro Sector Leader

I love working proactively to solve problems with our clients and I am a firm believer in a best-for-project approach over the interests of companies or individuals.
Andrew Bird Senior Hydropower Engineer, Asia Pacific Dams and Hydro Sector Leader Read More

Robin Spittle

Hydropower Consultant

Andrew Bird

Senior Hydropower Engineer, Asia Pacific Dams and Hydro Sector Leader

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