Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (PEEP2)

Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (PEEP 2)


Based on a consultation process conducted in 2008 on behalf of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Pacific Alliance for Sustainability, five Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) — the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu assigned high priority to reducing the use of fossil fuels and expressed interest in participating in a regional project to promote energy efficiency.
In response, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) for Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (PEEP) in September 2008, which focused on reduction in consumption of electricity through a variety of demand-side efficiency measures, as power generation is a prime use for the petroleum imported into the region. The RETA will be implemented in 2 Phases.

The objective of Phase 1 (PEEP),focused on identifying a pipeline of specific energy efficiency projects for funding or co-financing by ADB, GEF and other sources. This was concluded in May 2011.

The objective of the current Phase 2 (PEEP 2) is to implement energy efficiency (EE) measures in the 5 Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMC's) to:
(i) reduce electricity consumption in the residential, commercial and public sectors by 10% by 31 March 2015 and to move towards reducing fossil fuel imports by 10%, with total energy savings of 45 GWh equivalent and reduction of GHG emissions by 30,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year by the end of 2018, and 
(ii) establish the data background, policy, and implementation frameworks necessary to support these outcomes. 
It is noted, however, that the PDMCs are low users of energy per capita compared to the rest of even the developing world, since in general their economies lack industry, urban concentrations supporting burgeoning services, mechanised agriculture, or a very well developed internal transport system. Though the long-term economic outlook for the PDMCs is not one of high growth, it is possible that real transformations will occur (eg in transport and electrification) that intensify the energy-to-GDP ratio. A more reasonable expectation for EE for the region, therefore, may be reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared with a business-as-usual outlook (which incorporates growth), rather than an actual decline from today’s levels.

The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) was selected to provide Technical Assistance Consultants to implement this project. The Notice to proceed was issued on the 4 November 2011. The project commenced on the 6th November 2011 and is predicted to be completed by the 5th November 2014.

Since the commencement of the project in November 2011, Country specific quarterly progress reports have been produced as well as Interim reports containing information for all 5 Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMC's). You will find these in PEEP 2 Reports tab.