Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands (SEIAPI)

Background

Successful implementation of RE and EE technologies and projects tends to occur in regions where effective industry associations are established, and, in particular, where certification schemes are introduced.

Purpose

To establish the Pacific Islands Sustainable Energy Industry Association
and Certification Scheme for RE and EE practitioners.

Main Activities

  • Research and identify every all businesses involved involved with renewable energy and energy efficiency in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
  • Visit as many of the companies as possible to discuss the development of the association, and identify where the association should be established.
  • Develop articles and structure for the association, handle its registration and develop a business plan for its first 3 years.
  • Develop and introduce the certification program.
  • Identify technical/installation standards that could be adopted in region
  • Conduct the first two annual Industry Association meetings for the region.
  • Provide administrative support for the association's first two years.

Expected Impact

  • Increased focus and drive toward quality of RE products, RE installations, energy efficiency services and products, and training of technicians through accredited training programs, standards and regulations.
  • Better profile for the renewable energy industry in the Pacific Islands, and coordinated promotion by all members of the association.
  • Indirect benefits in cutting CO2 emissions thanks to increased RE and EE potential.

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Project Information

Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 

Completed

Location: 

CK/Cook Islands, FM/Federated States Of Micronesia, FJ/Fiji, KI/Kiribati, MH/Marshall Islands, NR/Nauru, NU/Niue, PW/Palau, WS/Samoa, SB/Solomon Islands, TO/Tonga, TV/Tuvalu, VU/Vanuatu

Duration: 

2010 - 2012

Budget: 

€ 143,525 including co-funding from Global Sustainable Energy Solutions, SPREP - PIGGAREP

Implementing agency: 

Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd

REEEP grant funded by:

Government of Australia

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