Ecuador to develop clean energy plan for Galapagos Islands

June 25 (SeeNews) - Ecuador's institute of pre-investment studies INP is looking for a consultancy to define a clean energy strategy for the Galapagos province in line with the initiative for zero fossil fuel on the islands.

The government wants a plan for improvement of Galapagos' power system in the next 15 years, taking into account the increase in power demand and the purpose of entirely replacing fossil fuel, INP said on Wednesday. The institute will receive expressions of interest by July 8.

After examining the current system, the contractor will propose a package of projects concerning power generation, transmission and distribution and will define long-term planning.

The islands already have three installed wind turbines and a 1.5-MWp solar park as part of the zero fossil fuel programme. Future installations will include another 200-kWp photovoltaic system and a hybrid project, consisting of a 1.2-MW diesel/biodiesel plant and a 1.15-MWp solar facility.

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