The European Union and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) partnership through North-REP (North Pacific ACP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project) has installed solar PV micro-grids in the outer islands of Yap. A total of 279kW of solar PV capacity installed as 10 micro-grids in the five outer islands of: Mogmog – Ulithi, Falalop – Ulithi, Fais, Falalop Wolea and Satawal.
Location: States of Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap Objective: Enhancing investments in small-scale renewable energy in FSM through providing legislation to guide the connection of renewable energy systems to the main power grid and access to loans. Implementing Agency: Pacific Community (SPC) Budget: € 325,000 Duration: 2017—2018
Location: States of Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap Objective: Increase community awareness of climate change adaptation and sustainable energy measures through installations on schools and public buildings, and through development of school curriculum. Implementing Agency: Pacific Community (SPC) Budget: € 450,000 Duration: 2017—2018
Vanuatu is a least developed country dedicated to a pathway of green growth that underpins its cultural, societal and environmental values. Vanuatu has a narrow economic base and is highly dependent on the tourism and agriculture sectors for economic development. The country has been ranked as the world’s most vulnerable country to climate change and natural disasters.1 In addition, the economy is characterized by distance from markets, lack of economies of scale and high dependence on petroleum fuel imports.
This report was prepared by Ridgeway Capital Projects Limited and Empower Consultant Limited for the Palau Energy Office as the implementing partner for The United Nations Development Program. With 99.3% of its electricity being produced from diesel based generation, Palau is exposed to the risk of volatile and rising electricity prices. As fuel costs comprise almost two thirds of all operating expenses, any rise in the price of diesel has a consequent impact on required tariffs. There are a number of alternatives to diesel generation of electricity for Palau.
In line with the decisions of the Ministers of Energy of the Pacific Islands States and Territories (PICTs), the project aims to establish and implement the first operational phase of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE). The centre represents an innovative fusion of regional and international efforts and capabilities. Its design leverages a network of intra and extra regional partnerships, serving as a "hub" for knowledge and technical expertise on matters related to sustainable energy projects' implementation.
Address from the Team Leader of the European Union Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project.
Year 2 started on a positive note with the signing of the Finance Agreement between USP and SPC and the full recruitment of all project staff in August, 2015.
In addition, under the Global Project Management component, a total of 6 internships were offered over the course of year 2. The internships comprised 3-month attachments with time shared between USP and SPC.
The project promotes the productive use of bicycles to decrease vehicle congestion in the capitals of the Cook Islands, Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu, reduce reliance on fossil fuel in the transport sector, improve and promote healthy lifestyles that will contribute to the fight against NonCommunicable Diseases and empower youths through employment opportunities.