Nauru: CPCS supports the island nation’s transition to 100% renewable energy
CPCS-led feasibility studies funded by the Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development help inform Nauru’s next energy roadmap for 100% reliance on renewable energy.
Nauru’s dependence on imported oil for electricity is not economically or environmentally sustainable. Fortunately, the island nation is well-positioned to take advantage of low-cost renewable energy resources to diversify its energy profile.
“Helping Nauru adopt sustainable sources of energy is good from a social and economic perspective,” says CPCS’s project manager Andrew Bouffard.
What CPCS did
CPCS assessed three renewable energy sources and technologies to inform Nauru’s next Energy Road Map:
Using premium satellite data, software simulations and ground data provided by Nauru’s Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment, CPCS evaluated these technologies on the following dimensions:
- Resource availability
- Technical considerations
- Financial viability
- Environmental and social impact
“Our results show that all three technologies are viable for Nauru when compared to the existing diesel generation,” explains Andrew. “The next step consists of in-depth analyses on concrete projects which could be taken forward.”
“We‘re proud to have assisted Nauru in their renewable energy transition.”
CPCS is a global management consulting firm specializing in infrastructure. CPCS solves challenges specific to transport, power and public-private partnerships. The firm is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices across Africa and the U.S.