For this UNDP assignment, ITP Renewables undertook three consultation missions in Nauru to:
- Review the Nauru Energy Road Map 2014 – 2020,
- Draft an updated Nauru Energy Road Map 2018 to 2020, and
- Undertake a Legislative Gap Analysis for the energy sector.
Nauru is one of the world’s smallest countries and it faces economic, environmental and social challenges. The Nauru Utilities Corporation consumes more than 9 million litres of diesel per year to provide electricity and water. This is forecast to increase after a new 11kV line is built through the centre of the island in 2018 to connect loads that currently self-generate.
The Nauru Energy Road Map (NERM) outlines strategies and Activities in six key areas, power, petroleum, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport and capacity building. ITP consulted with a wide range of stakeholders on the implementation of Activities in the 2014 NERM. A workshop was held to facilitate input for the updated NERM and to improve its monitoring and evaluation plan. It is planned to publish the updated NERM on the Pacific Regional Depository website in the first half of 2018.
The Legislative Gap Analysis Report included reviewing legislation and regulations relevant to the energy sector, identifying gaps and prioritising recommendations.