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Revision of previous policy?: 
Effective Start Year: 
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Document Type: 
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power, Industry, Transport, Multi-Sector, Other
Energy Types: 
Oil, Power, Renewable, Solar, Wave and Tidal, Wind, Other
Issued by: 
Government of Kiribati 
Overall Summary: 
Kiribati Development Plan (KDP) 2020-2023 is the second development plan to implement the Kiribati Vision 2020 of a sustainable healthier, wealthier and peaceful nation. It focusses on the same six Key Priority Areas (KPAs) used in the former KDP 2016 – 2019: 1. KPA 1: Harnessing our Human Wealth; 2. KPA 2: Growing our Economic Wealth and Leaving No-One Behind; 3. KPA 3: Improving our Health; 4. KPA 4: Protecting our Environment and Strengthening Resilience; 5. KPA 5: Good Governance; 6. KPA 6: Developing our Infrastructure.
EE targets: 
KPI: Increase compliance by 100% (energy efficient systems and standards developed and adopted). Baseline Year 2019: 5%. 2021: 10%. 2022: 15%. 2023: 20%.
Renewable Energy
RE priorities: 
KPA 4: Protecting our Environment and Strengthening Resilience. [...] This sector has seven (7) strategies. These are: [...] (vi) Increasing the generation of sustainable renewable sources of energy; [...] There is potential to increase solar energy access and convert Kiribati to a 100 percent solar-powered country by 2036 through the centralisation of solar power system firstly in the Outer Islands and then in South Tarawa.
RE targets: 
KPI: Renewable energy share in total final energy consumption: Baseline Year 2019: 18%. Target: 2021: 20%. 2022: 25%. 2023: 30%.
RE action plans: 
An estimated cost of around $4 million is needed to fully install electricity in each island which would require around $64 million for all the islands in the Gilbert Group to have electricity powered by solar PVs. New projects including the South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project (STREP) and Promoting Outer Island Development through the Integrated Energy Roadmap (POIDIER) project are also underway.