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Strengthening the Investment Environment for Renewables in the Pacific Islands Region

April 2014 – February 2015

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

This project consisted of preparing a comprehensive set of trainings on how to scale-up renewable energy deployment in island regions, with a focus on developing the right enabling environments and policy frameworks in the Pacific Islands region.

E3 Analytics delivered the workshops in Fiji for a wide range of regulators, utility representatives, and policymakers from over thirty (30) countries in the Pacific Islands Region. This included the development of a comprehensive Training Manual, which covers a wide range of topics in island clean energy policy, including how to design appropriate net metering, net billing, and feed-in tariff frameworks, as well as how to undertake utility-led procurement strategies, including competitive tendering, for island utilities.

A second component of the trainings focused on how to calculate appropriate tariffs for independent power producers (IPPs) and how to design corresponding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the context of small island states.

The Project resulted in a joint Webinar between E3 Analytics, IRENA and Leonardo Energy, which can be found here.


Reforming the Net Metering Policy in the Philippines

July 2016 – December 2016

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines

This project involved working closely with the Energy Regulatory Commission of the Philippines and with stakeholders across the country including in both the public and private sector to develop key reforms to the Net Metering policy. These reforms are designed to help finalize the pricing methodology and to further strengthen the overall policy and regulatory environment governing the growth of distributed generation in the island nation, with a focus on rooftop solar.


Preparing for the Emergence of Rooftop Solar PV Prosumers in Remote Areas and Islands

March 2015 – November 2015

International Energy Agency Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), Paris

This project, conducted for the IEA-RETD, examines the policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as the issues and challenges, surrounding the emergence of the self-consumption of solar PV (‘PV prosumers’) for residential and commercial customers in island and remote regions around the world. This work builds on previous analysis conducted for the IEA-RETD and explores the potential and risks for the rapid growth of customer-sited generation, most notably solar PV, in island regions with a focus on the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands Region.

Given high retail rates and good solar resources, the potential for PV prosumers in many of these regions is significant, and could pose a threat to existing utility business models. This project examines these issues and provides a set of guidelines for policymakers, regulators, and utility representatives when attempting to manage and control the growth of PV prosumers in island contexts. Final Report available here.


Report on Scaling-up Renewable Energy in Remote Areas and Islands

August 2011 – April 2012

International Energy Agency – Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD)

E3 Analytics worked directly with the International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD) and a team of analysts and researchers led by Meister Consultants Group (MCG) to survey the experience of remote communities with renewable energy and identify strategies to reduce dependence on fossil fuels under its Renewable Energies for Remote Areas and Islands (REMOTE) project. The survey was a global scan and included analysis of countries from around the world including Canada, the U.S., Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific region, as well as the EU.

The full report can be found here.

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