Energy facilities at Mertarvik are expected to develop with each phase of the relocation process. In Phase 2: Upagluteng (Pioneering), when the population of Mertarvik is between 25 to 100 people, wood stoves and individual house generators are likely to provide the primary sources of energy. In Phase 3: Nass’paluteng (Transition), when the population has grown to 100 people or more, larger-scale demonstration projects might test promising alternative technologies such as wind energy as agencies explore sustainable solutions for basic energy services. A traditional tank farm is likely to be planned for, which will be supplemented by alternative energy. In Phase 4: Piciurlluni (Final Stage), when the population at Mertarvik is 350 people or more, community-wide enrgy systems, both for alternative and traditional energy sources are likely to be established. The Mertarvik Strategic Management Plan has identified the following objectives and priority actions for energy development at Mertarvik.
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