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Republic of Nauru

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Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia, Nauru is the third-smallest country in the world behind Vatican City and Monaco, making it the smallest state in the South Pacific Ocean and also one of the most remote. Total land area is 21 km2. In 2017, the estimated population was 13,649. The capital is Denigomodu and the official language is Nauruan.

Nauru faces economic, environmental and social challenges. Its once thriving phosphate industry has ceased operation thus depriving Nauru of its major lifeline revenue source. The local infrastructure, including power generation, drinking water and health services, has been adversely affected in recent years by the decline in income from phosphate mining. Aid is an essential source of funding. Nauru now is highly dependent on donor support especially from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan (ROC).

For Nauru the most important energy sources are petroleum fuels and electricity. Nauru is heavily dependent on imported petroleum fuels. The petroleum fuels are used for electricity generation, transportation (land, sea and air) and for cooking. Nauru is fully electrified, i.e. the electricity grid runs around the island and everybody has access to electricity. Biomass is restricted to the coastal areas and is comprised of shrubs. Woody biomass is scarce; therefore, biomass as an energy source is limited.

Nauru has a very good solar resource. Measurements taken show an average of about 5.8 kWh/m2 /day. It can be seen that solar energy offers great potential for electricity generation to meet the future needs of the population.

NFP Details: 

Ms. Mavis Depaune

Secretary for Commerce,

Ministry for Commerce, Industry & Environment (CIE):

http://www.naurugov.nr/government/ministries/ hon-aaron-stein-cook,-mp.aspx

Tel: +674-5573369 (Ext. 267)

Mail: secretarycienauru@gmail.com

Photovoltaic Map: 
Global Horizontal Irradiation Map: 
Direct Normal Irradiation Map: 
Report

Nauru Energy Roadmap 2018-2020

The roadmap lays out the actions that have to be undertaken for sustainable development including the development of renewables

Legal/Regulatory Document

Energy Policy Framework

Sets out Nauru’s national commitment to efficient use and effective application of energy resources across all sectors

Webpage/Web Article

IRENA RE Resource

IRENA lists renewable energy sources

Webpage/Web Article

ADB tenders

ADB lists open tenders 

Webpage/Web Article

Tenderlink Nauru

Government website of Nauru Utilities Commission lists tenders for energy projects