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The Department of Energy
Ministry of Climate Change & Natural Disaster
PMB 9067, No 2 Area
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tel: (678) 25201 / 5333840

About Us


The Department of Energy (DoE) is within the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-hazards, Energy, Environment and National Disaster Management Office. The Department has physically relocated from the Old George Pompidou Building to the Meteo Complex in September 2014.

The DoE is responsible for the development of energy policies, legislations and regulations to guide the development of energy services in Vanuatu and improve service delivery. The Department is also responsible for the identification, implementation, management and evaluation of energy projects, monitoring and facilitating energy activities as well as providing awareness and training activities.

The Department is led by Director Antony Garae with 14 Permanent staff under his leadership.


Meet our hard working, committed team members


Our Mission, Vision & Objectives is what drives us

Our mission is to create a sustainable energy future for Vanuatu by increasing electricity access, reducing our dependence on petroleum through the use of renewable energy and promoting energy efficiency and conservation

Energizing Vanuatu’s growth and development through the provision of secure, affordable, widely accessible, high quality, clean energy services for an Educated, Healthy, and Wealthy nation
There are five energy sector Objectives:
  1. Access to secure, reliable and affordable electricity for all Citizens by 2030
  2. Reliable, Secure and Affordable Petroleum Supply throughout Vanuatu
  3. A more affordable and low cost of energy services in Vanuatu
  4. An Energy Secure Vanuatu at all times
  5. Mitigating climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency


Our department consists of 4 sections that are responsible for the following:

  • Ensure an enabling working environment
  • Planning and policy strengthening
  • Progress the management of the Department
  • Strengthen institutional capacity
  • Manage Department’s assets
  • Facilitate options for increasing use of renewable energy and alternative fuels
  • Ensure sustainability of existing energy systems
  • To electrify rural households
  • To electrify urban and peri-urban households
  • Facilitate re-tender of Luganville Electricity Concession
  • Promote energy efficiency and conservation best practices
  • Ensure effective enforcement to Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Labelling (MEPS& L) Act
  • Promote the use of energy efficient bulbs
  • Ensure reliability of public information
  • Promote health, safety and environmental standards


We take pride in safe guarding these values within our work environment.

Team work

Openness and willingness to be supportive to each other in achieving goals.


Integrity, Providing quality services, being reliable and responsible and responsible.


Appreciate each other’s’ beliefs and status.


Energetic and have passion for work.

Personal Development

We value learning, feedback, coaching and mentoring.


Striving for Excellence and Quality in everything we do..

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