Alfred Sadd Memorial College community enjoys light

The school community of Alfred Sadd Memorial College (ASMC) on Abemama Island in Kiribati, is now enjoying permanent lighting, cold drinks and other benefits that come with the installation of a 20 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid system at…

Tonga exploring cheaper and sustainable electricity through biogas generation

Hon. Minister Poasi Tei looking at the cut and crushed maize which is the feedstock to the biogas plants  

Private sector investment is the way to go

Photo caption: His Majesty Tupou VI inspecting the Matatoa Solar Farm in Tonga Following five earlier grant aid-funded solar farms, the Kingdom of Tonga finally commissioned its first large scale independent power producer facility on Thursday 19 October…

South-south sustainable energy exchange calls for strengthened networking and coordination

Twenty private sector energy businesses from around the Pacific region took part in a week long South-South capacity building and knowledge exchange program from 2 to 6 October Suva, Fiji. Participants explored opportunities to expand their business…

Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Jones as the Director of Geoscience, Energy and Maritime at the Pacific Community (SPC). His appointment will formally take effect on 16 October 2017.

Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency commences service for Pacific Community members

The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) has commenced operations in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

Pacific Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting opens with strong call to action

Over 100 high-level delegates and experts have convened in Tonga for the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting with a strong call for Affordable, Reliable and Sustainable Energy and Transport Services for All. The high-level…

Reliability and safety linked to prices of petroleum products in the Pacific

Fuel storage tanks in Tarawa, Kiribati The petroleum sector of the Pacific Island countries and territories is an estimated USD 6 billion industry. It remains a key driver of their economies and a major determinant of their energy security.

Solar initiative contributes to Cyclone Winston recovery

The Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union (EU) have commissioned the installation of 400 solar photovoltaic home systems to help affected communities in Fiji recover from tropical cyclone Winston.

Regional energy regulators address challenges

Independent and transparent energy regulation plays a critical role in creating an enabling environment for the transition to a greener energy economy, especially in light of the ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency targets of Pacific Island…
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