Government representatives, community leaders and members from the different sites selected for the BRANTV Project have successfully completed training on the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process. The training took place in Port Vila on Tuesday 6 August and in Luganville town on Friday 9 August 2019. The training brought together  participants from  different government sectors from the national, provincial governments and rural communities throughout Vanuatu.

The Talise Hydro Power project phase II on the island of Maewo was officially launched and handed-over to the government of Vanuatu by the contractor, Pelena Energy on July 16th, 2019.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Adaptation farewelled outgoing Director General, Mr Jesse Benjamin as he departs for his new posting at the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The Minister of Climate Change and Adaptation, Ham Lini Vanuarora said in his official remarks that Mr Benjamin was a man of action during his tenure at the ministry.

The Government of Vanuatu has signed a Concession Deed yesterday with the Vanuatu Utilities Infrastructure Limited (VUI) for the supply of electricity to certain parts of the islands of Santo, Maewo, Vanua Lava and Ambae.  The Government represented by the Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas and the Minister of Climate Change Adaption, Meteorology, Geo-hazards, Energy, Environment and National Disaster, Ham Lini Vanuroroa, will act as the Grantor whereas the CEO of VUI of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Peter Allen as the Concessionaire. 

Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop entitled, “Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu.” This workshop was hosted by the Vanuatu Energy Department as the local counterpart of the UNDP project “Center of Excellence for Small Island Development States (SIDS-COE)” funded in collaboration with the Dutch Kingdom.