FP036

Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program

Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 15 Dec 2016 at B.15
  • Est. completion 16 Jul 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Helping free SIDS from their diesel dependence.

This programme covers seven Small Island Developing States (SIDS) which are some of the some of the world’s smallest, most isolated economies. They are the Cook Islands, Tonga, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru and Samoa. Power generation costs in these countries is among the highest because of their reliance on imported diesel, along with the high transportation costs from distributing the diesel to often highly dispersed populations.

All SIDS targeted in this programme recognize the benefits of shifting from diesel to renewable energy. This will lead to not only reduced greenhouse gas emissions but also enhanced energy security and improved balance of payments through reduced fossil fuel imports. But they also face various barriers in achieving this aim. This includes the high initial costs of installing renewable energy, the current lack of private sector investment and the pressing need for energy sector reforms.

This programme will initiate a number of paradigm-shifting moves across the seven SIDS. These include feasibility studies on how to expand renewable energy coverage, reform power utility management and encourage private sector engagement by identifying opportunities for independent power providers. Broad initiatives to move SIDS to renewable energy are being kicked off by an element within the programme to assist the Cook Islands install battery storage. This will help spur private sector investment to pave the way towards Cook Islands’ national target of 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
580,000
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

12 Jul 2016 - 157 days

Concept note received

12 Jul 2016

Funding proposal received

01 Oct 2016

Approved

15 Dec 2016 - 579 days

Approved by GCF Board

15 Dec 2016

Cleared by iTAP

15 Dec 2016

FAA executed

18 May 2018

Under implementation

16 Jul 2018 - 629 days so far

FAA effective

16 Jul 2018

Disbursement - USD 4,900,000

12 Oct 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

21 Nov 2018

Annual Performance Report

28 Feb 2019

Disbursement - USD 9,600,000

26 Nov 2019

Completed

16 Jul 2025 - 1,929 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

Seven countries

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing50% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 17,000,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 12,200,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Accredited Entity

Asian Development Bank

Christian Ellermann
Climate Change Specialist

National Designated Authority

Cook Islands

Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister

Wayne King
Director of Climate Change
Office of the Prime Minister, Private Bag, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone +682 25494
Phone +682 25 494
wayne.king@cookislands.gov.ck
Tonga

Ministry for Metereology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)

Paula Ma’u
Chief Executive Officer
Taufaahau Road, Nukualofa, Tonga, Nukualofa, Tonga
Phone +676 28170
paulm@mic.gov.to
Nauru

Department of Commerce Industry and Environment

Berliyn Jeremiah
Secretary for Commerce Industry and Environment
Government Buildings, Yaren District, Nauru
Phone +6745573133
berliyn.jeremiah@gmail.com
Reagan Moses
Director, Climate Change
Government Buildings, Yaren District, Nauru
Phone +6745573133
reagan.moses@gmail.com
Samoa

Ministry of Finance

Leasiosiofaasisina Malielegaoi
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Finance, Level 6, Central Bank Building, Apia, Samoa
Marshall Islands

Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC)

Clarence Samuel
Director
Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC), PO Box 975, Majuro 96960, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Marshall Islands
Phone +692 625-7944
Phone +692 625-7945
clarencesam@gmail.com
Papua New Guinea

Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD)

Ruel Yamuna
Acting Managing Director Climate Change and Development Authority
Avara Annex Building, Brampton Street, Port Moresby, NCD. P O Box 4017, Boroko 111, NCD. Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Micronesia (Federated States of)

Department of Finance and Administration

Eugene Amor
Secretary
PS 158, Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia (Federated States of)
Phone +691 320 2640
eamor@sboc.fm
Belinda Hadley
NDA Office Team Leader
PS 158, Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia (Federated States of)
Phone +691 320 2640
belinhadley@gmail.com