EIG and The Pohnpei Utilities Corporation signed a MOU to Upgrade Power Grid
HAMILTON TWP., N.J., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Energy Infrastructure Global, Inc., a design build Renewable Energy Infrastructure Firm, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pohnpei Utilities Corporation for the Island of Pohnpei State in The Federated States of Micronesia for the renovation of the Island’s power grid with the implementation of Renewable Energy.
Jeffrey Voacolo, Managing Director for EIG stated… “EIG is honored that the PUC has selected our firm under this MOU to develop a PPA structure to renovate the Island’s antiquated diesel grid by supplying new efficient generators as well as providing alternative forms of Renewable Energy. The Island of Pohnpei State, under Governor John Ehsa’s leadership, is truly committed to showing the world how an Island Nation can lower their dependence on fossil fuels by implementing state of the art renewable energy technologies and thereby lowering the cost of energy for the entire community of Pohnpei.”
EIG’s design concept consists of the replacement of the entire existing diesel generating power plant by installing 4 MW of temporary generation, 7.5 MW of new highly efficient diesel generating power plant, the implementation of 3 MW of solar photovoltaic, 2 MW of battery storage and 750KW of hydro power.
EIG’s Micronesia office is located in the Country’s capital Kolonia, Pohnpei. General Manager of EIG Micronesia, Jose Sannicolas stated…”I am proud to be a part of this prestigious project for my community of Pohnpei. This project will be built using mostly Pohnpeians. EIG is a company that believes in improving the community as a whole by the projects that we build. We will, also, implement a training center to teach our workers the installation skills needed for this project. In addition, we will have an interactive training facility on the Island for the High School and College students to learn about the benefits of clean renewable energy power. To build a sustainable future we must teach our children the benefits of Renewable Energy.”
About Energy Infrastructure Global:
Energy Infrastructure Global is an International privately held operating company, specializing in the development of Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Alternative Energy Power Solutions. EIG enables our clients the advantage of reducing their carbon footprint, as well as, lowering their facilities’ overall energy costs. This is accomplished by EIG’s complete turnkey approach to delivering a project. EIG specializes in surpassing our clients’ expectations, through our team’s proven track record and solid reputation of executing projects on time and within budget.
EIG World Headquarters Office
65 Patterson Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08610
EIG Micronesian Office
Kelen Spein Street, P.O. Box 132
Kolonia Pohnpei FM 96941
EIG Australian Office
5 Antigua Way, Clear Island Waters, QLD 4226
SOURCE Energy Infrastructure Global, Inc.