The Government of Vanuatu and UNELCO are partnering to achieve the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and will strive to fulfill the Government’s ambitious CoP 21 100% renewable energy commitment by 2030.

Pathway to Achieving the Renewable Energy Commitments and Other Wider Sustainable Development Goals for Vanuatu.

UNELCO in Efaté today

Installe grid-connected capacity in EFATE (sept. 2018)

3.5 MW

2.4 MWc

Up to 8 MW

Up to 21 MW

Electricity and Water Customers

16 000

Peak elec demand

12 MW


66 GWh

The CoP21 agreement and the National Determined Commitments (NDC) require 100% Renewable Energy (RE) by 2030; which implies an increase RE generation of 73 GWh by 2030.

Achieving these ambitious RE objectives will require not one but a mix of renewable technologies; there are a handful of renewable ressources available in Efaté.

The resulting energy mix would be

58% coprah oil

19% wind

16% solar

7% biomass/incineration

=100% RE target of 2030.