Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Study Rural Electrification in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean with its territory spread over more than 80 islands and approximately 234,000 inhabitants. Its energy sector is characterized by a high dependency on fuel imports and with its population distributed over 65 islands, spread over more than 12,000 square kilometres, distribution of energy services is both technologically challenging and costly. This results in very low electrification rates and high fuel prices.

This NAMA Study on Renewable Energy in Vanuatu aims at showing ways to support the country in the implementation of the National Energy Roadmap (NERM). One of the priorities in the NERM is to increase electricity access, both in areas close to existing grids and in off-grid areas. By 2030, all households and public institutions in Vanuatu are supposed to have access to electricity. The NAMA shall help in achieving the following targets:  A connection rate of 100% for households close to concession areas by grid extensions;  100% electrification for “off-grid” households through micro-grids and individual solutions (Solar Home Systems).


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