The non-availability of reliable and updated energy information creates a major constraint for investors and project developers in the sustainable energy sector in PICTs. Key energy country data on existing policies, laws, stakeholders, prices, generation costs, resources, investments and potential project sites is, in many cases, not available or not up to date. The lack of quality information is perceived as a major investment risk by investors and project developers. Information on good practices or successful (or unsuccessful) projects is not readily available. Moreover, the awareness of key market enablers and the general public on the opportunities offered by RE&EE technologies and services is low. The Centre aims at strengthening the awareness and knowledge base of local key institutions and stakeholder groups on RE&EE.
Examples for potential activities under the first operational phase: