The SPIRES Project’s goal is reduced annual growth rate of GHG emissions in the energy and energy end use sector of the Solomon Islands. Its objective is the facilitation of the achievement of increased access to electricity in rural communities in the country. It is focused on the enhanced application of low carbon technologies, techniques and practices to support Solomon Islands’ rural electrification program, particularly in achieving the set target of 35% electricity access in rural areas in line with the following major strategies:
(a) Review, improvement, approval and enforcement of appropriate policy, planning and regulatory frameworks that will support enhanced and accelerated electrification of the off-grid areas in the country;
(b) Development and enforcement of suitable institutional and financial mechanisms in the integrated planning and implementation of rural electrification in the country;
(c) Development and implementation of cost-effective demonstrations of various schemes for rural electrification in the off-grid areas involving the private sector, CSOs, NGOs and local communities; and,
(d) Design and conduct of information, communication and education activities to improve levels of awareness and knowledge of the government, private sector and citizenry on climate resilient and low carbon development of off-grid areas.
This will be achieved through the implementation of the corresponding four components:
(1) RE and Rural Electrification Policies, Regulations and Planning Improvements;
(2) Promotion of RE and Rural Electrification Initiatives;
(3) RE Technology Applications for Supporting Rural Socio-Economic Development; and
(4) RE & EE Capacity Building.
The total cost of the project is USD 19,165,257. This is financed through a GEF grant of USD 2,639,726, and total co-financing of USD 16,525,531 from MMERE, MECDM, MFMR, MHMS, MCILI and UNDP.
Project Goals and Objectives
The goal of the SPIRES project is reduced annual growth rate of GHG emissions in the energy and energy end-use sector of the country. Our main objective is the facilitation of the achievement of increased access to electricity in rural communities in Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands is working with the world in trying to reduce the effects of GHG and this is where SPIRES is trying to introduce renewable energy source to rural communities of Solomon Islands. It is focused on the enhanced application of low carbon technologies, techniques and practices to support Solomon Islands’ rural electrification program, particularly in achieving the set target of 35% electricity access in rural areas.
|GEF Project ID||Country||Implementing Agency||Approval FY|
|9787||Solomon Islands||United Nations Development Programme||2020|
|Status||Region||Executing Agencies||GEF Period|
|Approved Project||Small Islands Developing States||Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE)||GEF - 6|
|Project Type||Focal Areas||Funding Source|
|Full-size Project||Climate Change||GEF Trust Fund|