Country:Seychelles
Year:2011
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources, All
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Seychelles Energy Policy for 2010-2030 was formally approved by the Cabinet and adopted as official government policy in 2010. It recommends a sustainable development of the energy sector focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy and reducing the dependence on oil to improve energy security. With an aim to diversify the energy supply, a 5% and 15% share of renewable energy is targeted for 2020 and 2030 respectively. The Energy Policy includes significant analysis of historical, existing and projected energy demand and supply, and proposes key changes to the institutional and regulatory framework for energy in the country, including strengthening the Seychelles Energy Commission, the creation of an independent energy regulator, and clearly defined IPP regulations to promote renewable energy development. The Energy Policy also represents the first formal recognition by the Government of Seychelles of the importance of renewable energy production. On the other hand, the Energy Policy is not a traditional policy or planning document and does not provide detailed targets, methods, or timeframes for instituting changes to energy management in the country. Four renewable energy technologies are identified that may be appropriate in the country: solar PV, wind, micro-hydro, and biomass/municipal solid waste.

Renewable Energy Description:

The Seychelles Energy Policy for 2010-2030 was formally approved by the Cabinet and adopted as official government policy in 2010. It recommends a sustainable development of the energy sector focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy and reducing the dependence on oil to improve energy security. With an aim to diversify the energy supply, a 5% and 15% share of renewable energy is targeted for 2020 and 2030 respectively.

The Energy Policy includes significant analysis of historical, existing and projected energy demand and supply, and proposes key changes to the institutional and regulatory framework for energy in the country, including strengthening the Seychelles Energy Commission, the creation of an independent energy regulator, and clearly defined IPP regulations to promote renewable energy development.

The Energy Policy also represents the first formal recognition by the Government of Seychelles of the importance of renewable energy production. On the other hand, the Energy Policy is not a traditional policy or planning document and does not provide detailed targets, methods, or timeframes for instituting changes to energy management in the country. Four renewable energy technologies are identified that may be appropriate in the country: solar PV, wind, micro-hydro, and biomass/municipal solid waste.

This record supersedes:Seychelles Energy Policy

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