Improving the Performance and Reliability of RE Power System in Samoa (IMPRESS)

Brief project description

The objective of the project is the improved sustainable and cost-effective utilization of indigenous renewable energy resources for energy production in Samoa. This will be realized through development of RE and DSM/EE policies and regulatory frameworks, adoption of RE-based technologies in electricity generation and financing RE, and DSM/EE investments in Samoa. The project comprises the five (5) components: i) Enhancement of Renewable Energy Policy Formulation and Implementation; ii) RE-based Energy System Improvements; iii) Financing of Initiatives for Electricity Saving, Productive and Social Uses of RE Electricity, and Electricity System Performance Improvement; iv) Productive & Social Uses of RE; and v) Enhancement of Awareness on the Applications and Benefits of RE/EE. This project will be implemented over a 60 months period and is expected to achieve GHG emission reductions through the displacement of diesel electricity generation. Direct GHG emission reduction over the lifetime of the project is estimated to be 25,267 tCO2e. 

UNDAF/Country Programme Outcome

Outcome 1.1. By 2017 the most vulnerable communities across the PICTs are more resilient and select government agencies, civil society organizations and communities have enhanced capacity to apply integrated approaches to environmental management, climate change adaptation/mitigation, and disaster risk management

UNDP Strategic Plan Output

Output 1.5:  Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)

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