Power For Polynesia

 

French Polynesia makes up a very wide group of 118 islands, almost in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, stretching across a 1,200 mile area.  It is an Overseas Collectivity of France, which means it is like an overseas country within the French Republic.   

Remoteness and the way the islands are widely dispersed means that for mains electrical power, generator sets are essential and there are an estimated five hundred FG Wilson units on the islands, many of the larger ones operated by utility provider Electricité Du Tahiti (EDT), installed and maintained by Poly Diesel www.poly-diesel.pf  and operating as main power stations for the islands.  This means the generator sets are running for prime power and running for 45,000 hours or more.  

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