2 May 2018 Honiara, Solomon Islands Close to 100 people gathered at the Landmark Plaza at Honiara yesterday for a three day training workshop on sustainable energy entrepreneurship conducted by the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE).

In the presence of the Minister for MEIDECC, Hon. Poasi Tei, and the former Deputy Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni and guests, the PCREEE launched two special regional initiatives and presented awards to commemorate its first anniversary.

Development partners, representative of the private sector and the business community, government officials and the media were given the assurance that the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) is in more firmer grounds for its journey. The Manager of the PCREEE, Solomone Fifita, gave the assurance during the celebration of the First Year Anniversary of the PCREEE at Nuku’alofa yesterday (26 April).

On Thursday 26 April, the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) marked its first anniversary of operations with a ceremony in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. PCREEE was created as a gateway to promote greener and more efficient energy use in the Pacific as well as to be a platform for stronger partnerships between public and private sector leaders. In its first 12 months of operations, the Centre has made substantial progress and is already having a visible impact on energy use in the region.

Implemented by the Ministry of MEIDECC, the specific focus of the PEC Fund Project is on rural communities’ socio-economic improvement through solar power generation. H.E. Mr. Tetsuya Ishii, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Tonga also attended the event as well as other Cabinet Ministers.