17 Jan 2019

More power outages in Niue as work on solar grid continues

3:50 pm on 17 January 2019

Power will be out for a second consecutive night in Niue tonight, as efforts are underway to connect a solar power grid.

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Photo: © Copyright Walter Baxter

In a statement, Niue Power said there will be an island-wide outage from 10pm until 6am tomorrow.

The company said experts from New Zealand are working on solar grid panelling.

New Zealand is contributing nearly $US4 million to the project, which will increase Niue's renewable electricity from 13 percent to 40 percent.