Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report : augmentation phase of Afulilo Hydro Power Scheme, Samoa / prepared by Komeri Onorio and Bale Tamata for the Government of Samoa.
SPREP Publications, Environmental Monitoring and Governance
The Afulilo Hydro Power Augmentarion Project was designed specifically to assist with the Upolu power sysrem stability. Demand for energy has been growing in line with grcwth in maximum demand and, while the Afulilo scheme is producing more energy than anticipated, the sustainable enery outflow of the present scheme is limited by warer inflows, reservoir storage volume and insralled geneftrtion capacity. Because the Afulilo scheme is rhe only hydro scheme in Samoa with carry over storage, augmentation of the Afulilo scheme is panicularly important to increase dry season capaclry to reduce the amounr of installed diesel capaciry ro reduce overall fuel consump tion and to lessen th" dry season peak in fuel consumption.