The overall development objective of the WB-supported Vanuatu Geothermal Power and Electricity Sector Development Program is to support overall planning and initial implementation of an Energy Sector Roadmap for a least-cost program of grid and off-grid access expansion, taking into account energy security risks related to high dependence on imported petroleum for power generation. Specifically the priorities are scaling up electricity access and lowering the costs of electricity supply by increasing the penetration of sustainable electricity supply from renewable energy.



The Global Environmental Objective of the GEF-financed component is to support development of the enabling framework and project preparation activities, essential to advance systematically the Government’s initiatives in the two areas of focus above.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
4281
Country
Vanuatu
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Approval FY
1970
Status
Cancelled
Region
Small Islands Developing States
Executing Agencies
MINISTRY LANDS AND ENERGY, GOVERNMENT OF VANUATU
GEF Period
GEF - 4
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund

Financials

USD
Co-financing Total
28,210,000
GEF Project Grant
909,091
GEF Agency Fees
0

Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Jun 2010
Concept Approved
16 Jun 2010
Project Cancelled
13 May 2013