Koror, Palau-The Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) and Palau Community College (PCC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of a 100 Kilowatt Grid-Connected Solar PV generation system to be installed on the rooftop of the PCC Cafeteria. This project is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). One of the main responsibilities of PCC is to “utilize the solar system as training model for PCC students,” the MOU states. PCC President Dr. Patrick U. Tellei and Board of Trustees Chairman Masa-Aki Emesiochl along with Gregorio Decherong, Chairman of PPUC Board signed the MOU in a small Signing Ceremony held on Monday December 10, 2018 at the PCC Assembly Hall. This project is line with the Republic’s goal and commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement of 45% Renewable Energy (RE) generation by year 2025.
A separate MOU was signed by PPUC and the Kayangel State Government on Tuesday December 11, 2018 for a streetlight project to illuminate the secondary roads in Kayangel State. PPUC will be responsible for installing new streetlights as well as to repair any streetlights as deemed necessary by Kayangel State. All equipment, hardware, and tools will be provided by PPUC while Kayangel State will ensure unhindered access to work sites to allow for timely installments and repairs by PPUC Power Distribution Department (PDD).