CCCPIR’s sustainable energy management component started in January 2012 and assists public and private energy service providers in strengthening and improving their climate-related services and focus on sustainability, reliability and cost-effectiveness in the energy sector within the region.

It is being implemented in close collaboration with SPC, SPREP, the Pacific Power Association (PPA), EU, ADB and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The energy component focuses on the following areas/ activities:

  • Advice for energy policy and planning
  • Targeted pre-investment and technical studies
  • Identification of potential funding sources and project proposal preparation
  • Outreach and knowledge sharing.

Regional

Achievements to date

  • Support to knowledge sharing activities for sustainable energy management in partnership with USP, SPC and PPA
  • Awareness and information sharing using various media, participation at regional and national renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops, presentations to a diverse range of stakeholders
  • One of the organising partners for the Pacific Islands launch of the United Nations 2012 ‘Year of Sustainable Energy For All’

Activities in 2013

  • Cooperation with SPC in renewable energy and fisheries
  • Support to SPC for review of energy policies and plans
  • Creating knowledge products in renewable energy and energy efficiency

Fiji

Achievements to date

  • Technical assistance in partnership with UNDP to the Fiji Department of Energy for the review of the national energy policy and strategic action plan

Activities in 2013

  • Continuation of work for the review of the national energy policy and strategic action plan
  • Sustainable Energy For All Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis in collaboration with UNDP

Kiribati

Achievements to date

  • Contribution to the IRENA-supported Renewables Readiness Assessment
  • Review of biofuel project proposals

Activities in 2013

  • Cost-benefit analysis training for government staff
  • Least-cost electricity supply study for Kiritimati Island
  • Support for study of solar energy for the fisheries sector

Nauru

Achievements to date

  • Technical assistance in partnership with IRENA and PPA to the Government of Nauru for the development of the country’s Energy Road Map

Activities in 2013

  • Continuation of work for the development of a Energy Road Map
  • Support for establishment of an Energy Coordinator position within the Government
  • Technical assistance for an assessment of the power utility in collaboration with PPA
  • Solar feasibility study for large-scale solar implementation

Tonga

Achievements to date

  • Development of a wind energy pre-feasibility study for Tongatapu

Activities in 2013

  • Technical assistance for the installation, inspection and commissioning of solar home systems in Niuatoputapu
  • Participation in the Pacific Leaders Energy Summit in Tonga
  • Support to the Tonga Energy Road Map review
  • Preparation of a case study report on solar home system installations

Tuvalu

Achievements to date

  • Review of the draft Tuvalu Masterplan for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Technical assistance for development of an energy database

Activities in 2013

  • Continuation of technical assistance for development of an energy database
  • Study on renewable energy and energy efficiency for the transport sector

Vanuatu

Achievements to date

  • Review of the draft Vanuatu energy road map
  • Briefing note on energy efficiency options for Vanuatu
  • Energy audit of the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) with ADB Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific project phase two (ADB PEEP2)
  • Pre-feasibility study for solar PV at the VMGD, including a financial analysis;

Activities in 2013

  • Preparation of a household energy use survey for Port Vila and Luganville (with ADB PEEP2 and UNDP)
  • Solar Feasibility study and preparation of technical specification for a photovoltaic system at the VMGD building
  • Pre-feasibility studies for solar at the Department of Energy and the Ministry of Finance buildings
  • Preparation of a proposal for funding of solar energy on Government buildings