Wednesday, June 15, 2011

IRENA and Partners Review Tonga Energy Road Map

3 June 2011: The first annual review meeting of the 2010-2020 Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM) took place on 23-24 May 2011, in Vava’u, Tonga, bringing together representatives from the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Australia, China, the EU and New Zealand, as well as development partners and regional organisations (including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), IUCN, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Pacific Power Association), to review progress made and chart the way forward.

The TERM is a ten-year road map that aims to reduce Tonga’s vulnerability to high oil import costs and enhance access to modern energy services in an environmentally-sustainable manner. In 2009/2010 IRENA, together with the Government of Tonga, developed an off-grid component of the TERM with the objective of providing Tonga’s outer island communities with access to renewable electricity. More >>>

Location: Cayman islands