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Nauru 2015 Household Electrical Appliances, Lights, and End-use Survey

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Submitted by Frank Vukikomoala on December 15, 2015 - 4:46pm
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A household electrical appliances, lights, and end-use survey was undertaken in Nauru in June/July 2015. In total 286 households were surveyed, which constitutes 17% of all households in Nauru.Captured in report are some of the findings as well as a few observations.


The author would like to thank the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Government of Nauru Bureau of Statistics, and the Government of Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry, and Environment (CIE) for the input provided during survey preparation, implementation, and data entry. In particular the work by Andrew Irvin, Energy Programme Officer, IUCN, and Lindsay Thoma, Assistant Statistical Officer, Nauru Bureau of Statistics, Government of Nauru is much appreciated. In addition, the support for survey preparations in-country including the surveyor training workshop from Epeli Nakautoga, Project Support Officer, IUCN, is appreciated. Furthermore, the support by the UN Joint Presence Office led by Erana Aliklik, Country Development Manager, is valued (including in-country follow up during survey preparation and use of office facilities during survey implementation). In addition, the financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) via the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) enabling the survey is acknowledged.

The energy survey in Nauru has benefitted significantly from previous Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported household surveys in Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Cook Islands. In particular, the survey benefitted from the ADB and GEF-funded Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific Phase 2 (PEEP-2) project including survey questionnaire, data entry template, and Survey Questionnaire Manual developed as part of surveys undertaken in Tonga and Vanuatu in 2013. The survey also benefitted from surveyor training materials prepared by the author for the Vanuatu PEEP-2 survey component, which was refined and used for a similar survey in Funafuti, Tuvalu in 2014.

A preliminary draft version of this document was proofread and edited by Andrew Irvin from IUCN and his input is much appreciated.
The final draft version of this document was sent to the Nauru Bureau of Statistics, CIE, Nauru Utilities Corporation (NUC) as well as Dr. Herbert A. Wade for comments. Dr. Herbert A. Wade provided comments, which is very much appreciated. Most of the comments have been incorporated; however the views expressed in this final version are those of the author.

Last but not least, the continuous support from Dr. Herbert A. Wade is acknowledged. The pro bono expert advice provided not just for this survey in Nauru, but for numerous other Pacific Island energy projects over the last many years has been invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Thomas Lynge Jensen
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Document is available upon request. Please email Thomas Jensen or SPC ( ) to access this report.

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