Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

National Energy Policy and Energy Action Plan

Executive
Plan; Policy
Passed in 2019
The National Energy Policy (NEP) was released in 2009 mainly to promote sustainable energy production and use. The government acknowledges the central role of energy in poverty reduction, the importance of security of supply and of controlling carbon emissions. The Policy encourages a liberalisation of the energy market and a shift towards local renewable resources. The document states that the country has resources to provide for heat (solar thermal, biomass), electricity (wind, geothermal, hydro, and solar) and possibly fuel (biomass).

The Energy Action Plan followed NEP in 2010 to specify the government's goals. It explores in particular the possibilities for sustainable energy during 2009 - 2030 and projects the short, medium and long term actions. Notable actions to develop are capacity building, interconnection, financial incentives including feed-in tariffs, a reduced fuel consumption in the transport sector, and energy efficiency in buildings.


Documents
  • Reduce projected electricity generation by 5% by 2015 and 15% by 2020 by 2015, 2020 against a 2010 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
  • 30% of electricity from renewable sources by 2015, and 60% by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
  • Reduce projected consumption of fossil fuels in the transport sector by 10% by 2015 and 15% by 2020 by 2015, 2020 against a 2010 baseline
    Transportation | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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