Renewables Readiness Assessment: United Republic of Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania possesses impressive potential for bioenergy, geothermal, solar and wind energy development, in addition to significant existing hydropower capacity. This report advises the country’s energy planners to explore different policy assumptions and investment scenarios, taking into account the latest studies on resource potential and technology...

  • May 2017
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  • English
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  • Tanzania

Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Philippines

Like many countries in South East Asia, the Philippines faces twin challenges of population growth and rising energy demand. Dependent on imports for nearly half its primary energy supply, the country is highly exposed to oil price volatility. Frequent tropical storms, meanwhile, adversely impact its energy infrastructure.

  • March 2017
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  • Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Philippines

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mongolia

Mongolia can use its vast renewable energy resources to bolster energy security, reduce pollution, meet global climate commitments and develop regional electricity exports, finds this report prepared jointly by IRENA and Mongolian Ministry of Energy. Electricity output from the country’s solar and wind resources alone could reach 15,000 terawatt-hours per year.

  • March 2016
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • English
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  • Mongolia

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Ghana

Ghana has one of Africa’s highest rates of access to electricity. In 2014 this was estimated at 72%, with over 87% in urban areas and nearly 50% in rural areas. The country also exports power to its neighbours, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso. The Ghanaian power industry is unbundled, comprising generation utilities, transmission and distribution companies, and independent power...

  • November 2015
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  • English
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  • Ghana

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mauritania

Mauritania possesses significant renewable energy resources, which could be developed to strengthen the economy and improve access to energy. Solar and wind energy technologies are well suited for integration into the country’s existing network of mini-grids, according to this Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency...

  • September 2015
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s primary energy supply is dominated by biomass, used mainly for rural cooking, and imported petroleum products for urban energy and transport.

  • July 2015
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  • English
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  • Vanuatu

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of the Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands relies on imported petroleum products for 90% of its primary energy supply. But the Pacific small-island developing state has set out to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix and achieve 100% electrification by 2020.

  • July 2015
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  • English
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  • Marshall Islands

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Fiji

Fiji is identified by the Geothermal Energy Association as one of 39 countries that could meet their electricity demand solely by tapping the renewable energy from underground heat.

  • July 2015
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Djibouti

Djibouti faces critical challenges with power generation and distribution. Heavy reliance on fossil-fuel imports keeps the country exposed to price volatility, constraining economic development plans. But significant geothermal, wind and solar energy resources could be developed to extend reliable electricity supply throughout the country, meeting the twin concerns of energy...

  • May 2015
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  • English
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  • Djibouti

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Swaziland

A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

  • December 2014
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  • English
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  • Swaziland