This project will provide technical support to the Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment (DCIE) of the Government of Nauru towards DCIE’s development of the next iteration of the Nauru Energy Road Map (NERM), with a focus on achieving a reliable, 24/7 grid-connected electricity supply powered 100% by renewable energy sources.
The project will focus on identifying the most economically feasible, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable energy that can serve to drive Nauru’s transition away from traditional fossil fuels to power its national grid and household electricity consumption. This will be done through an inception report and a series of feasibility studies of selected renewable energy sources. The feasibility studies hope to inform the development of the Renewable Energy Road Map that offers the most cost-effective and appropriate means for achieving the Government of Nauru’s objective of transitioning to a 100% renewable energy-based national supply of electricity.
Problem being addressed by CTIF
Nauru is heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels used for the generation of electricity (70% of total consumption), transportation and cooking. Much of this fuel is consumed by diesel-fired power plants. Dependency on such traditional sources of energy act as a huge drain on scarce public and private funds and is not sustainable over the long-term. The project will support the Government of Nauru’s plan to make more use of renewable energy sources and transition towards 100% renewable energy supply base.
Policy issues being addressed by CTIF
Under the Nauru DCIE, the project will support the drafting of the next Nauru Renewable Energy Road Map and build upon the energy sector development agenda laid out in the National Sustainable Development Strategy 2005-2025. The Road Map will also serve as an implementation plan for Nauru’s Energy Policy Framework.
A 100% Renewable Energy Road Map will contribute to improve the quality of life of Nauruans and ensure the sustainable social and economic development of the Island. It will ensure that citizens of Nauru have a reliable and affordable supply of energy which will in turn contribute to economic growth.