Steering Committee

Photo of three men and one woman standing before a greenish, steaming pool of water that is surrounded by a ring of grey volcanic rocks topped with green trees. Blue sky and clouds appear overhead.

EDIN steering committee members tour the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Field north of Taupo, New Zealand. From left to right are former Iceland steering committee member Sigurdur Fridleifsson; Brian Carey, New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences; Anne Jakle, U.S. Department of Energy; and U.S. steering committee member Steve Chalk, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

The international partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) is governed by a steering committee that consists of one representative from each partner nation. The initial organizational meeting of the partners took place in September 2008.

The EDIN steering committee meets at least once per year to

  • Approve all projects that EDIN undertakes and ensure their consistency with EDIN's goals
  • Set priorities
  • Create ways for partners and other island nations to share their expertise.

Steering committee members represent nations that share some common traits:

  • They are either islands themselves or include islands within their jurisdictions.
  • They have clean energy manufacturing facilities or businesses that specialize in clean energy development (or both).
  • They demonstrate an interest in deploying renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, which is evident in their existing laws and policies.
  • They have made a strong commitment to helping other islands achieve greater energy security and independence through the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.