State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) has unveiled its strategy to introduce battery-powered electricity to at least five islands by the end of the year.
During the commemoration of STELCO’s 74th anniversary, Managing Director Hussain Fahmy highlighted the company’s significant strides in renewable energy development, aligning with the government’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality in the Maldives by 2030.
Fahmy outlined plans to implement renewable energy initiatives across islands in Kaafu Atoll, Alifu Alifu Atoll, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, and Vaavu Atoll. The initial phase aims to deliver 12 hours of electricity through battery storage, with plans for expansion to additional islands in the pipeline.
Furthermore, Fahmy announced STELCO’s commitment to bolstering its capacity to meet electricity demands in the Greater Male’ Region under the Sixth Power Development Project.
This initiative involves the installation of hybrid generators, including models powered solely by diesel. The move underscores STELCO’s ongoing efforts to embrace environmentally sustainable practices, prioritising the integration of renewable energy sources into its operations.