PCREEE - Second Operational Phase (2021-2025)

Contract partner: SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community Country: Ozeanien, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2021 End: 31.12.2025

Short Description:

Overall goal

Improved access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services, energy security and mitigation of negative externalities of the energy system by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) investments, markets and industries in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Expected results

Successful implementation of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) Business Plan 2020-2030, through:

1. Provision of differentiated support to entrepreneurial RE&EE businesses across the enterprise development life cycle (start-up, early-stage, growth, and maturity).

2. Implementation of a comprehensive e-mobility readiness programme that best prepares PICTs for their respective sustainable mobility futures.

3. Increased clean energy access and improved livelihoods for communities through technically sound mini-grid systems.

4. Enhanced competitiveness of manufacturing and service industries in the Pacific Region and reduced Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group comprises regional and national stakeholders in the sustainable energy sector, covering public and private sector actors, civil society organisations, academia and the general population of the PICTs (as indirect beneficiaries). PCREEE serves as Energy Hub for all 22 member states of the pacific community with a total population of over 12 million people. With ADA’s contribution of about 7,7% to PCREEE’s total budget between 2021 and 2025, it can be expected to reach 930,000 beneficiaries


The second operational phase is centered around the implementation of PCREEE's Business Plan 2020 - 2030 (long-term planning and implementation framework), which is specified and actioned through annual work plans (short-term planning and implementation framework on activity level). The Business Plan is implemented through four main Strategic Programmes:

1. RE&EE Business Start-up and Entrepreneurship Support,

2. RE&EE for Sustainable Mobility,

3. RE Mini-Grids, and

4. Energy Efficiency Investment.


The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency was established to play a key role in promoting and supporting private sector investments in renewable energies and energy efficiency in the Pacific region. The PCREEE is hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) under the Geoscience Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division. During the first operational phase the Centre received key technical support from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and financial assistance from the Austrian Development Agency and the Norwegian government. PCREEE is a member of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) and focuses on the up-scaling and replication of national efforts, support to the private sector and Industry, and the implementation of targeted RE&EE programmes for the benefit of the Pacific region and its people.

project number 2819-00/2021
source of funding OEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Climate change adaptation: 1, Gender: 1, Trade: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.