Global Geothermal Alliance Members in Oceania

  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Global Geothermal Alliance Partners in Oceania

    Pacific Community (SPC) - SPC is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region. It is an international development organisation owned and governed by 26 country and territory members. Much of its focus is on major cross-cutting issues, such as climate change and disaster risk management.

    Regional geothermal Projects and Programmes in the Pacific Region

    UAE Pacific Partnership Fund (2013- 2016) - The UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund disbursed USD 50 million in grants for renewable energy generation projects in Pacific islands: Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. All six forms of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, bioenergy/waste-to-energy, and ocean) were eligible.

    Georesources & Energy Programme - A programme by the Pacific Community aiming to provide energy security and support more informed decision making on the use of the region’s geophysical resources; ensuring access to renewable energy relevant for the Pacific.

    Regional Geothermal Resource/Market assessment in the Pacific region

      Assessment on Necessary Innovations for Sustainable Use of Conventional and New-Type Geothermal Resources and their Benefits in East Asia

      This report by the Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science) provides an overview of the geothermal potential of selected Pacific islands and territories.

      It is based on an initial overview of 20 Pacific countries and territories, and then a subsequent more detailed review of five Pacific nations: Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga and the Northern Mariana Islands.

      Specific recommendations are made for these five countries.

      Geothermal energy utilisation and the Pacific Islands

      This report provides information on the history, operation, application and development of geothermal energy technology; and provide information to assist decision-makers on the introduction of geothermal technology into the Pacific region.

      The recommendations contained in the report include detailed exploration studies, confirmatory drilling to confirm the nature of geothermal resources and establishment of institutional structures to assist the sustainability of renewable energy technologies.