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Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE)
by Austrian Development Agency (Government)
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,.
Progress reports
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Other : Economic Benefits from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
December 2020
Enhanced regional institutional capacities
December 2020
Strengthened capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups
December 2020
Enhanced awareness of key stakeholder groups on RE&EE opportunities
December 2020
Increased RE&EE business opportunities for local companies and industry
Financing (in USD)
670,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2016 - December 2020
Partners
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (United Nations entity)
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Cornelia Schenk, MSc., cornelia.schenk@ada.gv.at,
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