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CPCS supports Nauru’s renewable energy transition

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Feasibility studies led by CPCS and funded by the Canadian Trade and Investment Facility for Development helped inform Nauru’s energy roadmap to rely on renewable energy sources only. 


Nauru’s dependence on imported oil to generate electricity is not economically or environmentally sustainable. Fortunately, the island nation is well-positioned to take advantage of low-cost renewable energy sources to diversify its energy portfolio.

“Helping Nauru adopt sustainable sources of energy is good from a social and economic perspective,” says  Andrew Bouffard, advisor and project manager at CPCS. 

What CPCS did

CPCS assessed three renewable energy sources and technologies to inform Nauru’s next Energy Road Map: 

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Batteries

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

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“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.”

About CPCS

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 in Canada, Africa, US and UK.

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