COMPONENT 1: RE AND RURAL ELECTRIFICATION POLICIES, REGULATIONS AND PLANNING IMPROVEMENTS
This project component will address the weak enforcement of the rather limited policies and regulations to support enhanced application of cost-effective RE technologies for electricity generation in the off-grid areas in the country.
The existing and proposed policies and plans will be reviewed in order to develop and support enhanced policies and regulations to boost RE-based electricity generation in the rural areas.
COMPONENT 2: PROMOTION OF RE AND RURAL ELECTRIFICATION INITIATIVES
This component will address the problem of the weak institutional and financial mechanisms in the analysis, planning and implementation of electricity infrastructure projects and RE-based electricity production in the off-grid areas.
The institutions involved led by MMERE and MECDM will be strengthened in planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, data processing and management to support the implementation of the national energy policy and rules and regulations.
COMPONENT 3. RE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS FOR SUPPORTING RURAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Component 3 will address the technical issues that are currently hindering investments on rural electrification in Solomon Islands through the technical assistance and investment-related activities that will be carried out under this component.
COMPONENT 4: RE & EE CAPACITY BUILDING
Under this component, the solutions that will address the information and capacity issues that are currently hindering investments on rural electrification in the Solomon Islands will be developed and implemented. The expected outcome from the various deliverables that will come from the activities that are planned under this project component is enhanced awareness and knowledge of the government, private sector and communities on the available RE resources such as geothermal, wind, biomass, and ocean energy and the cost-effective application of these resources and EE technologies/practices.