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Renewables Readiness Assessment: Vanuatu

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Yong Chen, Gürbüz Gönül , Herb Wade
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This report describes how Vanuatu's primary energy supply is dominated by biomass used mainly for rural cooking and imported petroleum products used for urban energy and transport. However, the government has set targets to increase the share of sustainable renewables in the energy mix, particularly to replace costly fossil-fuel imports for power generation. The authors call for a grid-assessment study to prepare the large-scale integration of renewables, along with the adoption of standard designs for off-grid solar-home systems to reach remote islands or areas lacking grid connection.