17 September 2015 |Maldives
At the request of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, IRENA has developed a roadmap to assist in accelerating deployment of renewable energy in the Maldives. The roadmap is based on an extensive review of existing studies along with IRENA-developed quantitative analysis for some specific islands. The roadmap identifies the key barriers to renewable deployment in the Maldives and makes specific recommendations for overcoming these barriers. The overall objective of the roadmap is to assist the Maldives in identifying optimal pathways for deploying a high share of renewable energy.
The final workshop included a presentation of the key roadmap findings by IRENA and presentation by key stakeholders. This was followed by an open discussion that identified barriers and devised specific strategies to support the accelerated and widespread deployment of renewable energy in the Maldives. A report summarizing the roadmap findings and workshop outcomes is included in a link below along with links for the roadmap analysis background report and the presentations delivered during the workshop.
Session 1: Key Findings of the Roadmap
Session 2: Policy and regulatory framework
Energy Policy Overview, Maldives Ministry of Environment and Energy
Legal and Regulatory Framework of the Energy Sector of the Maldives, Maldives Energy Authority
Session 3: Utility companies’ perspective
Renewable Energy Perspective by FENAKA Corporation Limited, FENAKA Corp. Ltd.
Session 4: Private sector’s perspective
Renewables in Island Resorts,CDE Consulting
Gili Lankanfushi and Sustainable Tourism, Gili Lankanfushi
Solar Energy for Tropical Islands, SWIMSOL
Education for Low Emission Climate Resilient Development , GEF, SGP, Addu High School, Volunteers for Environment Social Harmony and Improvement, UNDP
Session 5: Development partners’ perspective
Deep Seawater Cooling and Air Conditioning, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization