Meta Data
Draft: 
No
Revision of previous policy?: 
No
Effective Start Year: 
2013
Effective End Year: 
2016
Scope: 
National
Document Type: 
Plan/Strategy
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power, Multi-Sector
Energy Types: 
All, Power, Renewable, Bioenergy
Issued by: 
Government of Vanuatu
Overall Summary: 
The PLAS for 2013 to 2016 is an integration and re-prioritization of the action items contained in the 2012 Update of the PAA. One of its primary objectives is to continue to strengthen the link from policy and planning to the limited resources of the Government. In doing so, the Government will ensure that the most urgent and important outcomes of these program objectives are achievable in the medium term. First and foremost the Government believes that the goal will be achieved through the following proposed strategies. a) Ensure strong macroeconomic stability and prudential buffers. b) Ensure continued economic growth through increased efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. c) Maintain low public debt and high level of reserves d) Ongoing structural reform which is a necessary condition for sustained per capita growth.
Access
Energy access priorities: 
Promote, explore expand and invest on the use of potential renewable energy, especially where these can be used effectively in remote locations.
Renewable Energy
RE priorities: 
Promote, explore expand and invest on the use of potential renewable energy, especially where these can be used effectively in remote locations. --- Promote the use of bio-fuels and other alternative energy sources where economically feasible
RE action plans: 
2013-2016 Actions (Energy): Vanuatu Energy for Rural Development Project (AusAID); Amend URA Act to allow the Minister responsible for Geothermal Act to issue minimum tariff for geothermal electricity; Takara geothermal project operational; Talise (Maewo) and Wampu (Santo) hydro; Solar desalinisation Ambae and Aniwa; Extend grids Efate, Santo, Malekula; Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA).--- (biofuels) Actions: Finalise, endorse and implement Vanuatu Vanuatu National Energy Road Map
Pricing
Energy pricing: 
Reduce the price of utility services.