About the International Partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations

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Islands can be dependent on expensive imported fossil fuels for electricity and transportation, despite having abundant renewable energy resources.

An international partnership, EDIN aims to advance the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in islands across the globe.

By bringing together policy advisors, technical experts, and financial leaders, EDIN works to guide clean energy development and deployment in specific regions and islands. Learn more. Download Adobe Reader.

Learn about the EDIN steering committee.

Energy Resources

EDIN offers islands resources to help them develop

  • Sound Policies

    These policies can help remove barriers to clean energy development and create incentives for growth.

  • Financing Resources

    This assistance can attract private capital and project developers to islands for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

  • Clean Energy Technologies

    EDIN helps island industries develop a knowledge base through technical assistance and training, and by promoting the transfer of new renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the marketplace.

Learn more about our projects.

Why Islands?

  • Islands are often extremely dependent on fossil fuels for electricity and transportation, and they often have very high retail electricity rates.
    • Hawaii's average electricity rate exceeded $0.30/kWh in 2008—three times the U.S. average.
    • American Samoa's rate reached $0.48/kWh in 2008.
    • Cayman Islands' rate topped $0.70/kWh in 2008.
  • Islands often have abundant renewable resources and small populations, making them ideal places to showcase the benefits of renewable energy.
  • Islands are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels and more severe (and more frequent) hurricanes.