We are delighted to introduce Paea Tauaika who joined GEM in Tonga, on 8th November 2022. He started with SPC - PCREEE Team as the Energy Planner (Planning & Policy) with the Department of Energy in Tonga before taking up the post of a Pacific Island Energy Professional. Paea joins SPC as Pacific Island Energy Professional (PIEP) and reports to Solomone Fifita, based in Nuku'alofa Tonga. A graduate of the University of the South Pacific, majoring in Economics and Business & Marketing. He was a former Vice Principal at the St Andrews High School.