Port Vila, Vanuatu - Stakeholders involved in the implementation of the country’s National Energy Road Map (NERM) met in Port Vila to discuss the way forward for the implementation of the national plan.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Barrier Removal for Achieving the National Energy Roadmap Targets of Vanuatu (BRANTV) Project in partnership with the Department of Energy (DoE), conducted a consultation workshop on the review of the NERM 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP).
The focus of the workshop was to identify key interventions necessary in addition to the on-going and planned activities in the energy sector for achieving the objectives of the NERM.
The current review of the Road Map will analyse progress against NERM targets and objectives to date and will make projections on further progress to be expected based on initiatives under preparation and in the pipeline.
Vanuatu’s updated NERM (2016) targets that 65% of national electricity generation be from renewable energy (RE) in 2020, though indicates that a level of only 29% had been met by 2012.
Director of Energy, Mr. Antony Garae emphasized the importance of having a realistic implementation plan for the energy sector and the need for alignment of activities to achieve national energy objectives in the NERM.
A Provincial Sustainable Energy Action Plan will be developed to ensure strategic alignment of energy programs in the NERM-IP are mainstreamed into Provincial and Municipal levels of administration. This will ascertain the institutional capacity necessary for the implementation of the plan and develop a Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) for the energy sector of Vanuatu.
The consultation workshop was funded by the UNDP-implemented BRANTV Project, as part of its support towards the NERM-IP review. Those present at the workshop included representatives from key Government institutions, development partners and the main private sector energy players in the country.
The NERM-IP review is currently undertaken by the Subbarao Consulting Firm from New Zealand with funding support from GGGI.
For more information about BRANTV:
Emma Mario, Programme Analyst, Resilience & Sustainable Development Team, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doreen Leona, Project Manager, BRANTV, Department of Energy, Ministry of Climate Change, Vanuatu; email: email@example.com