Country Energy Security Indicator Profiles 2009 PDF Print E-mail

In August 2010 at the 41st Pacific Islands Forum at Port Vila, Vanuatu, the Leaders endorsed the Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific (FAESP): 2010–2020 as the regional blueprint for the provision of technical assistance to the energy sectors of Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). FAESP encompasses the Leaders’ vision for an energy secure Pacific where Pacific people at all times have access to sufficient sustainable sources of clean and affordable energy and services to enhance their social and economic well-being.


The Implementation Plan for Energy Security in the Pacific (IPESP) (2011–2015) is a five-year plan for pursuing the vision, goal and outcomes of FAESP. It reflects the priority regional activities that are to be collectively delivered by the participating members of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) to support, complement and add value to national efforts on energy security. In order to better appreciate the impacts of FAESP and its implementation plan on the energy security status of PICTs, baseline energy security indicators must be established, against which performance in future years can be benchmarked.


The energy security indicators in this report derive from a consultative process involving representatives of PICTs, regional organisations, the private sector and development partners. The process culminated in the adoption of IPESP and its monitoring and evaluation framework, the energy security indicators, at the Inaugural Regional Meeting of Ministers of Energy, ICT and Transport in April 2011.


As a first attempt to improve the transparency and accountability in the energy sector, there is obvious room for improvement. Access to reliable and sufficient data is a common problem and this monitoring and evaluation tool can only get better with the kind assistance of the custodians of the energy sector data.


Please either click on the country name or the picture to download the profiles.



Kiribati country profile


cook islands country profile

Cook Islands

fiji country profile


nauru country profile



niue country profile


palau country profile


samoa country profile 


vanuatu country profile



fsm country profile 

Federated States of Micronesia

PNG country profile

Papua New Guinea 

Solomon Islands country profile

Solomon Islands 

rmi country profile-cover

Republic of Marshall Islands 


 Tonga country profile


Tuvalu country profile




Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:17
Energy Programme Overview PDF Print E-mail


On 1 January 2010, SPC assumed the lead agency role in the Energy Sector as mandated to it by the Pacific Energy Ministers, the joint meeting of the Governing bodies of SOPAC, SPREP and SPC, the Forum Leaders and approved by the Sixth Conference of the Pacific Community, held in Tonga on 12-13 October 2009.


SPC’s lead agency role is to provide leadership, effective coordination and management through the premise of Many Partners, One Team. Its  effort is guided by the Forum-adopted Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific, where Energy Security exists when all people at all times have access to sufficient sustainable sources of clean and affordable energy and services to enhance their social and economic well-being.

Addressing the energy security issues of the PICTs is being done through technical advice, training and capacity building and on-the-ground demonstrations in the following seven areas:


Theme 1Leadership, governance, coordination and partnerships recognises that working in isolation will not achieve energy security. Nor can the energy sector alone improve the accessibility and security of energy supply and services. Led by government, all sectors and agencies play a role in moving towards energy security. Important partners include the private sector, in particular the petroleum industry in each PICT; power utilities; transport; trade; planning and finance; civil society stakeholders; regional and international agencies; and development/donor partners. This theme emphasises the importance of leadership and team work, and suggests ways in which stakeholders can cooperate to build strong national and regional partnerships to face current and future challenges in meeting energy requirements. It is intended to provide a vehicle through which all partners can engage effectively in overcoming coordination, communication and resource issues.

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