Although the Koh Jik ReCharge project aims to operate at the highest renewable energy share for the island, a diesel generator system is still required on the island in such micro-grid context. The diesel generator acts as a back-up in case of system failure or bad meteorological conditions.
The existing system is old and very "rural". It has no integrated control system with the micro-grid and needs to be turned on manually. The project aims to replace the existing system with a new 50 kW diesel generator including an auto-start function.