VREP 2 PRODUCT CATALOGUE: ISSUE 8.1 APRIL 2020

The Vanuatu Government has secured funding from the World Bank and New Zealand Government to subsidize Solar Home Systems (SHS) and Micro Grids to provide electrification for Households, Public Institutions or Businesses located in dispersed off-grid areas of Vanuatu.

The Solar Home Systems and Micro-grids published in this Product Catalogue are eligible for subsidy through VREP II and meet the product and installations specifications referred to in the VREP Subsidy Implementation Manual (SIM). The catalogue lists the specifications, supplier and price for each system that is eligible for subsidy.

The Vanuatu Project Management and its key donor partners, Asian Development Bank wish to announce that due to the non-responsiveness of its bidders in the Bid Evaluation for Tender T&D 02/2019, we wish to let everyone know that we are closing off this bidding process for the Vanuatu Energy Access Project – Engineering, Procurement and Construction for the Transmission and Distribution Lots 1&2.

Bidders can go here to download the results of the bid evaluation.

This publication formally closes the procurement process. Interested bidders in our projects should keep a lookout for when this project is re-tendered.

The Sustainable Energy Association of Vanuatu or ‘SEAV’ has established its new committee on March 06, 2020.

The SEAV is comprised of electrical and solar retailers, electrical contractors, utility, other sustainable energy organizations such as copra millers and vocational schools in Vanuatu. The SEAV anticipates that it will register all energy stakeholders in the private sector to ensure they have a voice and always aware of where the government is moving.

Vanuatu imports over 56 million litres of fuel each year with diesel being the largest volume (63%). Of this, land transport has the lion’s share of 50% followed by electricity at 38%. Consequently, it is safe to say that the largest contributor of GHG emissions in Vanuatu comes from the land transport sector.

PORT VILA, 23rd January 2020 – The Government of Vanuatu has signed the contract for the construction of the Brenwe Hydro plant under the Vanuatu Energy Access Project (VEAP) with the New Zealand joint venture, MAPs/Vortex.

Following the signing – conducted on Tuesday 21st of January, hours before the Vanuatu parliament was dissolved, the company promised to deliver the project within schedule.