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Pacific Regional Data Repositry for Sustainable Energy For all (PRDR SE4ALL) initiative

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Submitted by Administrator on May 10, 2015 - 12:56pm
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Implementation Underway
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Duration (months): 
12 months

The Pacific Regional Data Repository is a Data and Information Revolution for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It is a web-based one-stop-shop energy portal and database management system intended to support Pacific governments and their development partners working in the energy sector by facilitating access to up-to-date, reliable energy data and project information.

PRDR and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative

The establishment of the PRDR supports the engagement of PICTs in the SE4ALL initiative in terms of significantly cutting down the project development time and costs, avoiding a repeat of past mistakes and efficiently replicating best practices. 

The existence of the PRDR significantly enhances the accountability of PICTs to its citizens and development partners alike. Furthermore, it enhances the monitoring and evaluation of the performance of PICTs under the SE4ALL initiative.

PRDR signed declaration 2013 -


The primary objective of the PRDR is to support Pacific governments and their development partners working in the energy sector by facilitating access to up-to-date, reliable energy data and project information with emphasis in the following key target areas: 

  1. Document, share and store up-to-date, reliable energy data, project information and experiences.
  2. Support accountability, efficient and evidence based decision making.
  3. Support the many partners one team approach to addressing the energy security challenges of the region.
  4. Link the Pacific to the global tracking framework of the SE4ALL initiative

Our team – host and steering committee

The host and steering committee are formed under the mandate of the Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’ Resolutions – Nadi 4th April 2014. Acknowledging the PRDR SE4ALL initiative, Energy Ministers’

  • agreed that SPC develop and host the PRDR pending a review to identify and confirm permanent arrangements;
  • agreed that a dedicated steering committee for the PRDR be formed to provide guidance to SPC on its development .

Under this provision and in accordance with the first steering committee decisions, SPC shall provide secretariat support andUNESCAP chair the PRDR steering committee. Other members to the steering committee participate in their capacity as technical experts.

PRDR Host Team 2014 to date

The steering committee 2014

Country / agency Participant name Email
UNESCAP Iosefa Maiava (Chair)
UNESCAP Patricia Sungmin
UNESCAP Timothy Westbury
PIFS Scott Hook
Australia Mel Powell
Tonga Akau’ola
Tonga Inoke Vala
Samoa Sione Foliaki
Palau Greg Decherong
USP Dr. Atul Aturi
Kiribati Kireua Bureimua /
New Zealand Martin Mathews
New Caledonia Bastian Morvan
Wallis & Futuna Viane Soane Hoatau
SPC Solomone Fifita
SPC Frank Vukikomoala
The PRDR Steering committee has been discontinued in December 2014 and the PRDR oversight role is now taken up by the meeting of the Pacific Energy Advisory Group. (PEAG).

Country target stakeholders and data providers

Though ultimately all energy-related data is to be captured by the PRDR, initially the repository will concentrate only on the data that is most important for energy development. These include the following data sources:

  • Customs offices – energy-related import data looking at mineral fuels and vehicles.
  • Utilities – electricity generation data with generation broken down by generation source, energy input type, and energy technology.
  • Utilities and regulators – electricity end use by sector – residential, industrial, government, commercial, etc.
  • Fuel importers – amounts of each fuel type that is imported overall, amount bunkered, and amount sent to each island in the country
  • Fuel distributors and retailers – sale of fuels for electricity generation, sea transport, land transport, residential use, industrial use, etc. by island
  • Operators of renewable energy sources (utilities, telecoms, water systems, private sector, etc.) – energy production by solar, wind, hydro, biofuel, biomass, etc. by island.
  • National Statistics Offices – census compilations, HIES survey results, residential energy survey results, etc.
  • Ministry of Finance/Reserve Banks – GDP, import/export data by product category.

Additionally, country project documents, design documents, and post-installation performance reports are also targeted for the repository so that other countries could share the concepts and better understand the challenges and successes of similar projects.

Type of Funding: 
Grant Aid

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