RE-SAT: Energy Analytics Platform Renewable Energy planning in Tonga (IPP Case Study)
RE-SAT is a new, cloud-based energy analytics platform that focus on the pre-feasibility and strategic planning of new renewable energy infrastructure, from single project development through to national energy transition strategies. The platform fuses satellite and in-situ weather data with advanced analytics to provide highly detailed renewable energy information to help users:
- Explore and define the best renewable energy installation mix and their locations.
- Assess the potential financial viability of renewable energy investments.
- Estimate power production and variability, considering seasonal weather patterns.
The RE-SAT project is led by the IEA and funded by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) International Partnership Programme (IPP). RE-SAT Phase 1 (Dec 2016 – Nov 2017) was implemented in partnership with the Government of Seychelles. Phase 2 (Jan 2018 – Nov 2021) has scaled the RE-SAT platform to 6 other Small Islands States to support their transition from fossil fuel electricity generation to renewables. The platform is now operational and ready for its commercial Phase.