RRA

Completed Country Reports

Completed RRAs

  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

    This report examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

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    Long term energy planning, Planning , Targets & NDCs, Policy, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact, Energy efficiency, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy English, Spanish
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: El Salvador

    As El Salvador continues developing, renewables can stimulate local commerce and industry, help reduce electricity tariffs and improve people’s welfare.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact, Energy transition in end uses, Policy English, Spanish
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama

    Panama has vast potential to develop renewables. The National Energy Plan suggests that as much as 70% of the country's energy supply could be renewable by 2050.

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    Energy efficiency, Technology English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda

    Antigua and Barbuda possesses abundant renewable energy resources, including considerable solar, wind, biomass and ocean potential. This Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) presents a set of clear and practical steps for these islands to maximise renewables in the energy mix.

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    Energy transition, Policy English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Nicaragua (executive summary)

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Energy transition English, Spanish
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Peru

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Energy transition English, Spanish
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Grenada

    Grenada, like many Caribbean islands, is dependent on costly oil imports for its energy needs, including the generation of electricity. The transition to renewable energy could potentially support price reductions and improve the overall competitiveness of key sectors of the economy, particularly tourism.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Belarus

    This Renewables Readiness Assessment from IRENA highlights the challenges and provides 11 recommendations to harness the potential of renewable energy sources in Belarus.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Albania

    This report aims to support Albania on its path towards integrating a higher, more diversified share of renewable energy in its national energy mix.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment Republic of Moldova

    The Republic of Moldova has vast renewable energy potential that remains largely untapped. Greater use of renewables would reduce costly fuel imports and boost the country’s economic development.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Finance & investment English, Romanian
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Republic of Tunisia

    The report outlines recommendations to help Tunisia achieve its 30% renewables goal while boosting growth and development.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Energy efficiency, Technology, Long term energy planning, Planning , Finance & investment English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    Jordan’s energy diversification strategy is centred around renewables. This report aims to help unlock Jordan’s renewable energy potential.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Buildings & cities, Technology, Transport, Technology, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mauritania

    Mauritania possesses significant renewable energy resources, which could be developed to strengthen the economy and improve access to energy. Solar and wind energy technologies are well suited for integration into the country’s existing network of mini-grids, according to this Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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    Energy transition English, French
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Sultanate of Oman

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana

    The RRA report presents clear and practical steps to maximise the country’s use of renewables in driving sustainable socio-economic growth.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Electrification, Innovation English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mali

    The findings of the Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment (RRA) highlight major obstacles to the widespread deployment of renewable energy systems. They identify critical actions that could have a significant impact on increasing renewables in the short and medium term.

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    Power Generation Costs, Costs, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact, Finance & investment English, French
  • Évaluation de L’état de Préparation aux Énergies Renouvelables : Mali

    Les conclusions de l’évaluation de l’état de préparation aux énergies renouvelables (RRA) soulignent les obstacles majeurs qui entravent le déploiement généralisé des systèmes d’energie renouvelable. Elles identifient des actions critiques qui pourraient avoir un impact significatif sur l’accroissement des énergies renouvelables à court et moyen termes.

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    Power Generation Costs, Costs, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact, Finance & investment French
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: United Republic of Tanzania

    This report advises the country’s energy planners to explore different renewable energy policy assumptions and investment scenarios, taking into account the latest studies on resource potential and technology costs.

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    Finance & investment, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Ghana

    Ghana has one of Africa’s highest rates of access to electricity. In 2014 this was estimated at 72%, with over 87% in urban areas and nearly 50% in rural areas. The country also exports power to its neighbours, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso. The Ghanaian power industry is unbundled, comprising generation utilities, transmission and distribution companies, and independent power producers.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mauritania

    Mauritania possesses significant renewable energy resources, which could be developed to strengthen the economy and improve access to energy. Solar and wind energy technologies are well suited for integration into the country’s existing network of mini-grids, according to this Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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    Energy transition English, French
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Djibouti

    Djibouti faces critical challenges with power generation and distribution. Heavy reliance on fossil-fuel imports keeps the country exposed to price volatility, constraining economic development plans. But significant geothermal, wind and solar energy resources could be developed to extend reliable electricity supply throughout the country, meeting the twin concerns of energy access and energy security.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Swaziland

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Gambia

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Zambia

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Niger

    A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

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    Energy transition English, French
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Senegal

    Senegal is very committed to renewables, with an articulated institutional and policy framework. It is one of the first countries to pass a renewable energy law in West Africa. Senegal is home to the first Solar PV module manufacturing in West Africa, with a yearly capacity of 25 MW.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mozambique

    Mozambique is developing many new hydro projects and also has good wind potential. It is conducting ground assessment to better measure this potential. The Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique offers renewable energy studies in a number of graduate level courses, which has helped provide expertise to many energy-related government department and agencies.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of Azerbaijan

    As Azerbaijan seeks to diversify its economy, a renewable-based energy system would offer socio-economic benefits, introduce innovative technologies, and provide viable low-carbon solutions.

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    Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact, Finance & investment English, Azerbaijani
  • Bərpa Olunan Enerji Mənbələrindən İstifadəyə Hazirliğın Qiymətləndirilməsi: Azərbaycan Respublikası

    Bir halda ki Azərbaycan öz iqtisadiyyatını şaxələndirməyə çalışır, bərpa olunan mənbələrinə əsaslanan enerji sistemi sosial-iqtisadi faydalar verəcək, innovativ texnologiyaların tətbiqinə kömək edəcək və karbonlu yanaşmaları təmin edəcəkdir.

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    Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact, Finance & investment Azerbaijani
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Kingdom of Bhutan

    Bhutan prioritises sustainable development and environmental conservation alongside economic growth. As the country develops, a diversified mix of renewables can support growth and improve people’s livelihoods.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Power Generation Costs, Costs, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Philippines

    Like many countries in South East Asia, the Philippines faces twin challenges of population growth and rising energy demand. Dependent on imports for nearly half its primary energy supply, the country is highly exposed to oil price volatility. Frequent tropical storms, meanwhile, adversely impact its energy infrastructure.

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    Energy transition in end uses, Policy English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mongolia

    Mongolia can use its vast renewable energy resources to bolster energy security, reduce pollution, meet global climate commitments and develop regional electricity exports, finds this report prepared jointly by IRENA and Mongolian Ministry of Energy. Electricity output from the country’s solar and wind resources alone could reach 15,000 terawatt-hours per year.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Fiji

    Fiji is identified by the Geothermal Energy Association as one of 39 countries that could meet their electricity demand solely by tapping the renewable energy from underground heat.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of the Marshall Islands

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands relies on imported petroleum products for 90% of its primary energy supply. But the Pacific small-island developing state has set out to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix and achieve 100% electrification by 2020.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Vanuatu

    Vanuatu’s primary energy supply is dominated by biomass, used mainly for rural cooking, and imported petroleum products for urban energy and transport.

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    Energy transition English
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Kiribati

    Kiribati has identified a need for clear medium-term targets for fuel import reduction, and to complement these by scaling up renewables in its energy mix. Small scale off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been in use since the 1970s, but experience in large-scale grid-connected solar PV applications is limited, necessitating capacity building for Kiribati’s move towards energy independence.

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    Energy transition English