Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program (GCF-FP036)

  • Cook Islands
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
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Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2016
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Asian Development Bank
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 17.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 26.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 12, 2018

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Project Description

The programme will help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) shift from reliance on imported diesel to renewable energy. The project will include feasibility studies on  the expansion of renewable energy coverage,  power utility management reform and private sector engagement by identifying opportunities for independent power providers. The GCF website states that "The programme will also assist the Cook Islands install battery storage which will help spur private sector investment to pave the way towards Cook Islands' national target of 100 percent renewable energy by 2020."

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)


Asian Development Bank US$ 5 million (Grant)

Government US$ 4 million (Grant)

Private Actors
Contact Information

Accredited Entity
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Mr. Saad Paracha
Tel: +63-2-632-4474
Mr. Christian Ellermann
Tel: +63-2-632-4564

Cook Islands: Climate Change Division of the Office of the Prime Minister
Mr Wayne King, +682 25494

Marshall Islands: Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC)
Mr Clarence Samuel Work: +692 625-7944

Department of Finance and Administration
Ms Sihna N Lawrence,

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Mr Michael Aroi, +674 557 3133 ext. 387 Mobile: +674 557 3040
Papua New Guinea: Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD)
Mr. Ruel Yamuna,

Ministry of Finance
Mr. Lavea Tupaimatuna Iulai Lavea, +685 34333

Ministry for Metereology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
Mr. Paula Pouvalu Ma’u, +676 28170,
Ms. Luisa Tuiafitu Malolo,


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