ITP Renewables was engaged by the World Bank in 2015 to conduct energy efficiency analysis for government, commercial and residential buildings in Funafuti, Tuvalu.
The island of Funafuti in Tuvalu is home to approximately 6,000 people. At the time of this study, almost all electricity on the island was supplied by diesel generator, leading to high energy costs for residents. The first part of this study focussed on reducing energy costs for residential buildings and included household surveys and appliance assessments. The second part of the study addressed energy efficiency options for commercial and government facilities, with a focus on refrigeration and air conditioning.
The project led to the implementation of prepayment metering across the island, a programme for replacement of commercial refrigeration for store owners, and a range of energy efficiency activities for the main government building.