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As of: January 2018

100% Renewable Island of Santa Cruz, Galápagos

Objective and activities

The project has developed a three-year training strategy in support of the Ecuadorian Government's ambitious goal of completely replacing mineral oil in the Galapagos Islands with energy from renewable sources by 2015. It includes technical training on wind and solar energy, biofuels and electromobility, as well as basic and further training in administration. The project also trained policy-makers, especially in designing effective support policies.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Development and implementation of six planning and training measures by 21 experts from Germany and Ecuador for a total of 164 participants from the partner country
  • Seminar priorities were alternative mobility systems, wind energy and photovoltaic systems
  • Raising awareness among the population on renewable energy on the Galapagos Islands through successful public relations activities (interviews and local media coverage)

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (als Zuwendungsempfänger)

Partner institution(s):
Galapagos Provincial Electricity Company (EEPG) - Ecuador

BMUB grant:
€ 755,911.24

12/2009 till 12/2011


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