Pacific Islands Energy Policy and Strategic Action Planning (PIEPSAP)

  • Cook Islands,
  • Federated States of Micronesia (FSM),
  • Fiji,
  • Nauru,
  • Niue,
  • Palau,
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG),
  • Republic of Marshall Islands,
  • Samoa,
  • Solomon Islands,
  • Tonga,
  • Tuvalu,
  • Vanuatu,
  • Pacific

ENTRY DATE: 09.03.2012 | LAST UPDATE: 09.03.2012


  • Sub-regional Level


  • Rural and Urban


  • Project Implementation
  • Research and Development


  • Energy


  • USD 1,000,001 - USD 5,000,000

Description of Intervention

PIEPSAP has significantly contributed to the creation of knowledge concerning energy resources and the potential for developing these resources in the partner countries. However, it is difficult to determine whether its inputs for promoting energy efficiency, renewable energies and better energy sector management were critical or not.

Problems to be Addressed

PIEPSAP invested considerable resources to analyse the critical energy sector issues in the individual countries. It also identified constraints and possibilities for developing the energy sector nationally. The lack of fossil fuel energy resources in most PICs and the critical need for energy has led to significant vulnerabilities in the Pacific. Threats to energy security include the political instability of several energy producing countries, the manipulation of energy supplies, the competition over scarce energy sources, as well as accidents and natural disasters. Most of the oil and gas is located in parts of the world characterised by conflict and political instability, or with significant potential for both.


The project aims to help in the development of national energy policies, strategic action plans, and practical mechanisms to implement these in the 14 participating PICs.


The establishment of national energy policies, plans and mechanisms which will influence national efforts toward achieving reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy for sustainable development of the Pacific ACP Countries

How it fits into the EbA concept