The Renewable Energy Costs in the Pacific study analysed the capital costs of large solar photovoltaic, wind and hydro generation projects built in the Pacific over the past decade.
Energy & Power Generation
This study has been prepared under a technical assistance (TA) program supported by the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF). PRIF worked with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to prepare for the 3rd Pacific Energy Investors Forum, where the findings of this work were presented. The Forum was supported by the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The benchmarking of the 2015 Fiscal Year data for the PPA Utilities is the first year in which the Association has taken full responsibility of collection and verification of the data as well as and the production of the key performance indicator. This round of benchmarking is also the first to present only a summary of the indicators with no analysis in line with PPA Board’s resolution at the 2013 Board Meeting held in Koror, Palau, on July 16, 2013.
There are fourteen ESCAP Members in the Pacific Subregion and seven Associate Members.
This perspective includes Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), but primarily the Pacific Island Countries (PICs): the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Download the final report of the Pacific Energy Investors Forum that was held in Tonga on 4 August 2016, organised by the Pacific Power Association (PPA).
The report was written by Rajah Thiyagarajah, a consultant engaged by the PPA with the support of the Asian Development Bank. The report provides information on specific power project investment opportunities, a listing of existing and planned private sector investments and an analysis of barriers to private sector investment in the Pacific and some recommendations.
Access to energy services has been identified as a necessary prerequisite for sustainable development, since it can lead to improvements in household health, education and income levels. Pacific island countries face a particularly difficult challenge in expanding rural electrification.
Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face an enormous challenge in supplying rural electricity. The conventional grid-system of supplying power is considered inappropriate for many areas due to the extreme isolation and low population. Off-grid power supplies of diesel generators, household solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, pico /micro-hydro schemes and wind-power projects are often considered expensive, unreliable and difficult to maintain. As a result, 70% of the region’s population still lacks access to electricity
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Center for Environment has designed the Best Practices Guide Series to provide technical information on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energy and the environment to support international initiatives and promote the use of clean and innovative technologies.