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Tokelau Energy Sector Support (TESS) Project

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Start Date

February 2015

Completion Date

October 2015

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The TESS project aims to update Tokelau’s energy policy which will reflect the current situation after the major energy transformation Tokelau underwent in 2012 and set ambitious targets to ensure that Tokelau’s energy consumption is green, sustainable and affordable.  The household energy efficiency (EE) component will increase awareness amongst Tokelauan on the energy consumption of household appliances, and show how households can save money and the environment through investing in more energy-efficient appliances. This will also have a positive impact on the solar grids on the island, as it will result to load reduction and increase equipment/systems lifetime.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Review of the implementation progress of the National Energy Policy and Strategic Action Plan (NEPSAP) since 2004
  • Conduct consultation meetings with the stakeholders.
  • Assessment of gaps between existing energy policy and strategic action plan; and Analysis of existing energy legislation if any, and identify the need for revisions
  • Review of the legislative framework and identifying necessary changes or additional legislation(s) needed to implement the revised or new energy policy.
  • Preparation of an assessment of current household energy consumption
  • Review of experiences and lessons learned from similar household EE programs implemented in other Pacific Island Countries (PICs) as a basis for the program in Tokelau.
  • Assessment and recommendation on the best option for increase EE in households, including regulatory measures; incentives; voluntary agreements;
  • Recommendation on how; (1) Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and energy rating labels; (2) building codes for new and existing buildings; and (3) mandatory audits when developing the program can be used to increase energy efficiency.
  • Development of an education and public outreach campaign/awareness raising campaign.