Through the establishment of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) in Tonga, the aim is to provide improved access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services, energy security for the Pacific Island States and Territories (PICTs). The activities of the Center further aim to mitigate negative externalities of the energy system (e.g. local pollution and GHG emission) by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, market and industries.
PCREEE supports interventions in 22 PICTs and focuses primarily on activities and projects with regional impact or national projects which demonstrate high potential for scaling-up or regional replication.
Beneficiaries are: government institutions (ministries, electrification agencies, municipalities); private, public or public-private companies (SMEs, ESCOs, utilities);
individual consultants and project developers, universities, schools, research centers, NGOs and cooperatives, international Organizations.
The target group are the approximately 6.3 million inhabitants in the region. As in most small island states, the PICTS are vulnerable to volatile prices of global oil markets due to their dependency on imported oil products. climate change is another concern to the energy agenda of the PICTs,.
Enhanced regional institutional capacities
Strengthened capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups
Enhanced awareness of key stakeholder groups on RE&EE opportunities
Increased RE&EE business opportunities for local companies and industry