Donor Organization: GEF

Exeuctive & Partner Organization: 

  • Executive: MEMRE
  • Partners: GEF UNDP, SPREP


The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are currently heavily dependent on fossil fuels, with petroleum accounting for an estimated 90% of the commercial energy consumption. Petroleum consumption is largely responsible for the GHG emission in the PICs. The greenhouse gas (GHG) emission per capita in the PICs is almost a quarter of the global average CO2 emissions per capita arising from fossil fuel combustion. Most of the GHG emissions in the PICs are from the combustion of fossil fuels for power generation and in transportation. Power generation is only from fossil fuel in most of the PICs and the transport sector in the region utilizes 100% fossil fuel.

This project is aimed at reducing the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through the widespread and cost effective use of their renewable energy (RE) resources.

Location: Santa Ana, Makira Province, Buala, Gizo, Tulagi and Waimapuru

Time Frame: July 2007- Dec 2013

Total Cost/Budget: USD2.73 million

Status: Complete

Sector: Energy

Expected Outputs/Outcomes: 

The project is expected to bring about in the PICs:

  1. Increased number of successful commercial RE applications;
  2. Expanded market for RET applications for power generation and productive uses;
  3. Enhanced institutional capacity to design, implement and monitor RE projects;
  4. Improved availability and accessibility of financing to existing and new RE projects;
  5. Strengthened legal and regulatory structures in the energy and environmental sectors; and,
  6. Increased awareness and knowledge on RE and RETs among key stakeholders. 

Contact Person(s):

  • Gabriel Aimaea (Deputy Director Energy), Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, (677) 21522 Ex 224

National Climate Change Policy: N/A

Amount of Project Budget Spent to Date: N/A

Percentage of Project Budget Spent to Date: N/A