Strategic Energy Plan Public Involvement

ANNOUNCEMENTS | December 12, 2022

The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) Office of the Governor, Department of Public Works (DPW) - Energy Division, Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) and Office of Planning and Development (OPD), in coordination with the Office of Grants Management (OGM) comprise the Energy Task Force (ETF) as established by Executive Order 2021-16. One of its missions is to update the Strategic Energy Plan, which was first prepared in 2013. The Strategic Energy Plan provides a road map for the development of cost-effective energy management solutions, including efficiency/optimization upgrades, demand side management, and use of renewable and future energy solutions on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. This plan is a living document and will serve to identify short-, medium- and long-term goals to reduce energy costs and progress the CNMI towards a low carbon energy portfolio.

The ETF seeks to gather public feedback and comments on the draft Strategic Energy Plan and about the current state of the energy systems on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota, which will be considered to support the plan update.

For additional information about the Strategic Energy Plan update, including a copy of the Draft report and links to provide written comments, visit the project websites at The comment period is open starting 12/9/22 and ends 03/31/23.