Energy Efficiency Improvement Workshops in the Pacific Islands

 

When: 2012

Where: Pacific Islands

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • Train managers and engineers in energy efficiency improvement and demand-side management

When: 2012

Where: Pacific Islands

What: Developing Technical Skills

We teamed up with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to give two workshops on energy efficiency and demand-side management in the Pacific Islands region. These workshops were designed to train managers, engineers, and technicians from Pacific Island utilities in various technical topics related to energy efficiency and demand-side management. Improving energy efficiency is one of the main ways electric utilities can positively contribute to mitigating climate change.

The workshops were led by GSEP member Kansai Electric Power. The first workshop was held from June 11-15, 2012 in Fiji for the Southern Pacific Island utilities and the second workshop was held in Guam on August 20-24, 2012 for the Northern Pacific Island utilities.

These two workshops were part of a series of human capacity-building programs GSEP has led in the region in partnership with PPA since 2005. With this program, we are helping develop local capacity and knowledge in the different aspects of energy project development and implementation in Small Island Developing States that are the most vulnerable to climate change. The attendees are able to take the knowledge and information from the workshops and use it in their day-to-day work.

“The persistent high fuel prices have deeply affected the energy sector in the Pacific Islands. One of the steps to lessen the impact of the high fuel prices in our utilities is to promote energy efficiency. This workshop is a step in the right direction in addressing the problem.”

Joachim C. Flores, General Manger, Guam Power Authority and Chairman of PPA

Participating members and partners

  • Kansai Electric Power
  • Pacific Power Association
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