Herewith the New Zealnd Energy Supply and Demand for the period 1990 - 2017. It highlights the supply of fuels (total Primary Energy) and demand for fuels to the different sectors namely Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Industrial and Commercial Transport Residential.
Following expression of interest from several Forum Island Countries for assistance in assessing their wind resource, the Forum Secretariat initiated the South Pacific Wind and Solar Monitoring Project in 1993. The goal of the project was to establish at a suitable site in each participating country, a wind and solar radiation monitoring system for evaluating the potential of wind power for main grid electricity generation and to record and analyse wind and solar energy data for a period of 2 years.
Wind resource measurements have been carried out on Funafuti but only at the 30-metre level. An average wind speed of 5.79 m/s was recorded, and the consultant making the assessments recommended installation of small turbines in the 20–50 kW range as there is no crane on Tuvalu capable of installing larger turbines. This wind resource monitoring equipment was supported by the SOPAC, UNDP and Government of Denmark under the PIEPSAP Project.
No systematic wind resource measurements have been carried out in Palau over the years, though they are being planned. Based on measurements made for climate records, it appears unlikely that wind energy can be a significant resource for power generation. However, since wind power is very site-specific, proper assessment is needed. Wind energy measurements using well instrumented 30-metre masts are planned to commence in 2013 and a proper wind map of the main islands should be available by 2015.
There is a moderate seasonal wind resource in the RMI, with perhaps sufficient wind for energy development in the northernmost islands. However, there is very little data on wind conditions and none specifically designed for assessing its energy potential. It would be worthwhile assessing the wind energy potential for Majuro and Ebeye, where power demands are high. In 2012, two 34-metre wind resource assessment masts were installed in the outer islands to monitor and collect wind data. Source: IRENA Country Lighthouse Report
A recently completed wind survey indicates that the windward side of Kiritimati Island has sufficient wind resource to provide cost-effective generation. One of the main issues is connecting together the small grids on the north-west cluster of settlements and also interconnecting the north-east settlement cluster separately. Each can be considered for wind power integration into the two resulting grids.