In preparation for the Gaafaru Wind Energy project, a survey has begun to monitor the wind speed in Gaafaru, reports Miadhu.
The State Electricity Company (STELCO) said it will take nine months to complete the survey.
This project is part of the government’s pledge to turn the Maldives into the first carbon-neutral country by 2020, and will be a joint venture between STELCO and a foreign investor.
Reports say the project is worth US$250,000,000.
The wind project would produce clean electricity for parts of North Malé Atoll, including Malé, Hulhulé and a number of resorts.
The project would require the construction of latest generation wind turbines, which would connect to Malé’s electricity grid through submarine cables.