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Talanoa reveals New Plans for Renewable Energy

The Fiji Electricity Authority will depend on several new renewable energy initiatives to meet the peak demand of 217 MW (amounting to an energy output of 1045 GWh per annum) by 2015. It hopesto meet 90 % of this demand by renewable energy sources. This was revealed by FEA CEO Hasmukh Patel at the Renewable Energy Talanoa held at USP on Wednesday 23 March 2011.

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A Networking Event at the University of West Indies in Barbados

DIREKT networking event 2011A  DIREKT networking event was held on 25 February 2011 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill during the period of Campus Research Week (21-26 February 2011).  The objective of the event was to build awareness of “The Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer (DIREKT)” Project by disseminating information to persons attending the event.

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DIREKT Project receives Best Collaborative Research Project Award

21 February 2011

The Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer (DIREKT) Project was chosen for the Award of best collaborative research project at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Research Day, 2011. The Award Ceremony marked the start of a five-day research exhibition hosted at the Campus, covering the period February 21-26, 2011.

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International Workshop “Geothermal Energy” in Trinidad & Tobago

The  DIREKT team at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, collaborated earlier this year with members of the International Network on Energy and Environmental Sustainability (INEES) to facilitate an international workshop entitled “Geothermal Energy Workshop”. This was held at the university in the Department of Physics from 17th to 19th January 2011.

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3rd DIREKT Project Meeting in Fiji

3rd DIREKT meeting FijiThe third Project DIREKT meeting was hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji and began on 9th December 2010.
The offi  cial meeting lasted for two days, prior to which the project partners participated in the 3-day International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change hosted by USP on 6th to 8th December 2010. Project DIREKT was also one of the organizers and many of the partners also made presentations during this conference.

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2nd DIREKT project meeting took place from 5 to 9 July 2010 in Trinidad

2nd DIREKT meeting - groupThe second project meeting started on Monday 5th July in Trinidad at the University of the West Indies at St Augustine Campus. All project partners from Germany, Fiji, Mauritius and Barbados took part at this meeting and discussed the workpackages, the workplan and of course the first results.

The results of the surveys about research and innovation needs and the staff trainings needs in the Caribbean, Fiji and Mauritius were high on the agenda.

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DIREKT to co-host international conference in Fiji

DIREKT is to co-host an international conference in Fiji in December this year by organising a special session of its own.

The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (Focus on the Pacific), was originally to be organised by the University of the South Pacific (USP), the Fiji Department of Energy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Suva, Fiji. This team of hosts will now be joined by DIREKT. The decision was made early last month when it was realised that this conference on renewable energy planned for USP in December had much in common with the aims and goals of the DIREKT project.

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Survey on Research and Training Needs in the Renewable Energy Sector

 

Discussing DIREKT questionnaires at USP
Discussing DIREKT
questionnaires at USP
The University of the South Pacific (USP), the Pacific partner of DIREKT, has been making good progress in Work Package 2: “Assessment of needs for market-oriented research and technology transfer”. The objectives of WP2 include needs analysis for renewable energy knowledge and technology transfer that will form the basis for further work. Another of its aims is the survey of the political and institutional frameworks currently existing within partner regions.
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DIREKT kick-off meeting in Hamburg

19 - 22 January 2010 in Hamburg, Germany

kick_off_meeting_direkt_partnersThe kick-off meeting of the EuropeAID project DIREKT took successfully place on 19-22 January in the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany.

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