Micronesian Island State to Become First in the World with 100% Renewable Energy.

December 18, 2011
In the small Micronesian State of Kosrae, fossil fuel powered electrical generation is doomed; headed for extinction; gone the way of the dinosaurs.Kosrae will likely be the first island State in the world to be entirely powered by renewable energy. A joint venture between Kosrae Utility Authority (KUA) and Ocean Energy Industries, Inc., U.S. will harness ocean wave power capable of delivering all of Kosrae’s current electrical needs and then some. “KUA and Kosrae are very optimistic and looking forward to being entirely powered by renewable energies in the next two years,” according to KUA representative, Fred Skilling. “Construction and installation of the system is expected to commence within the next seven to nine months,” he stated. The planned wave powered system will generate 1.5 megawatts of power 400 kilowatts more than Kosrae’s current peak demand which Skilling said currently is at 1.1 megawatts. 

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