Energy efficiency policy instruments in Pacific Island countries


The selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs) of the Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa and Vanuatu have developed and adopted energy policies, and energy action plans as part of past regional assistance provided by SOPAC through the Pacific Islands Energy Policy and Strategic Action Planning (PIEPSAP) project.

One area identified and prioritised in the respective member country strategic energy action plans are the development and application of energy efficiency (EE) and energy conservation (EC) programmes.

However the implementation of these plans/strategies has been an on-going challenge for the selected PICs.


To accelerate the implementation of PIC national energy action plans including EE and EC strategies taking into account previous and on-going regional activities on EE.

Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 



MH/Marshall Islands, PW/Palau, WS/Samoa, VU/Vanuatu


2009 - 2012


€ 163,500 including co-funding from SOPAC Secretariat

Implementing agency: 

Secretariat of the Pacific Community