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This Tiny Island Just Announced It Will Host The World's Largest Microgrid


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The Pacific island nation of Palau might be the 13th smallest country in the world but that isn't stopping them from making big decisions that could have major benefits for the planet. The tiny nation announced last week that it will soon become the home of the world’s largest microgrid, something that could help them reach their goal of using 70 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Palau, an archipelago that spans across 200 natural limestone and volcanic islands, is located in the Pacific between Japan and Australia. Coined The Armonia Project, the microgrid is the product of a public-private partnership between the island nation and French multilateral electricity utility Engie SA.