Marshall Islands to showcase 'climate-proof' building

3:42 pm on 13 July 2015

The Marshall Islands' first 'climate-proof' building is being showcased today as part of an annual conference on climate projects.

The Pacific Power Association meeting will also involve a tour of the newly-installed system that uses waste heat to power Majuro's power plant.

The executive director of the PPA, Andrew Daka, says the waste heat conversion equipment has been used in developed countries but most utilities in the region have not seen it in operation.

The Marshalls Energy Company says it will save the Marshall Islands nearly 400 thousand litres of fuel a year, reduce the amount of carbon emitted by 10,000 tons over 10 years, and will generate 194 kilowatts of power daily.

Marshall Islands, sea, boats

Photo: RNZI