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Calendar iconUpdated February 29, 2024

Mr. Wakefield is the Deputy Director of the National Energy Office. He assists the Director in overseeing the management and implementation of all activities within the National Energy Policy and Energy Action Plan. In his role, Mr. Wakefield works with the Director to integrate a step-by-step approach to reach the Marshall Islands’ nationally determined contributions through implementing the Electricity Roadmap. The plan is to have zero net emissions in the electricity sector by the year 2050. In his former role as Energy Planner, Mr. Wakefield assisted in passing the 2018 National Energy Office Act, which with parliamentary approval, established the National Energy Office.

In 2007, after graduating High School in New Zealand, Ben began installing solar home systems in the outer islands. In 2009, Mr. Wakefield completed one year of an Electrical Engineering degree from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

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Calendar iconNov 02, 2023

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With support from the Department of the Interior - Office of Insular Affairs, the Pacific and Virgin Islands (PITI-VITI) successfully held grant training in American Samoa from October 24 to October 30, 2023.

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