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The Pacific Infrastructure Challenge - A review of obstacles and opportunities for improving performance in the Pacific Islands

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Submitted by Frank Vukikomoala on October 28, 2017 - 10:10am

This report originated as part of the Background Paper prepared for the joint IBRD/JBIC/ADB East Asia and the Pacific regional infrastructure study, Connecting East Asia. Many stakeholders expressed interest in understanding more about differences and similarities among Pacific Island countries, how Pacific Island countries compared to other island states in the world, the role infrastructure plays in growth and development in the Pacific Islands region, and in identifying opportunities and obstacles to improving
infrastructure performance.

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South-south sustainable energy exchange calls for strengthened networking and coordination

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Atishma Lal, Friday, 13 October 2017

Suva, Fiji –Twenty private sector energy businesses from around the Pacific region took part in a week long South-South capacity building and knowledge exchange program from 2 to 6 October Suva, Fiji. Participants explored opportunities to expand their business models and heard how the newly established Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) could provide them with on-going support in networking and coordination efforts.

Energy savings in Vio Island Fiji

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Sikeli Qounadovu, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

VIO Island is set to save more than $17,000 per annum, this is in addition to more than 48,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide it once dumped in the atmosphere from its six litre diesel powered generators.

Those diesel generators will be a thing of the past after the signing of an agreement between the Fiji Government and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation that will bring renewable energy to eligible rural communities in Fiji.

Change energy sector approach

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LICE MOVONO, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FOR renewable energy to advance in Pacific communities, there is a need for a change of approach in the sector.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) said energy work needed to take a bottoms up approach as well as the top down method it was taking now.

Speaking at the Pacific Climate Action partners consultations earlier today,  Katerina Syngellakis of the GGGI said

Performance Benchmarking for Pacific Power Utilities report, June 2017: Baseline year of Study - 2015 Fiscal Year

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Submitted by Frank Vukikomoala on October 5, 2017 - 11:21am

This report is a publication of the Pacific Power Association (PPA). The report is based upon the 2015 fiscal reporting year relevant to each utility. Presents the results of the fourth successive annual assessment of Pacific electricity utility performance since 2011. Report prepared by PPA with technical support from the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF).

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American Samoa Energy Action Plan

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Submitted by Frank Vukikomoala on August 28, 2017 - 4:34pm

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This document outlines actions being taken to reduce American Samoa's petroleum consumption. It describes the four near-term strategies selected by the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC) during action-planning workshops conducted in May 2016, and describes the steps that will need to be taken to implement those strategies.

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