The latest in a series of Pacific power utility performance benchmarking reports is released. Since 2011 the Pacific Power Association (PPA), the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have been working in partnership to support performance benchmarking among 25 electric power utilities in 20 countries and territories in the Pacific. The report is the fourth in a series since benchmarking commenced in 2000.
Energy & Power Generation
This study assesses the potential and economic feasibility of LPG, LNG or CNG to meet medium-term energy needs in the Pacific island countries.
It considers the end-use applications of power generation, process heating, maritime transport, land transport, cooking and water heating. The existing fuels considered for substitution included heavy fuel oil (HFO), diesel, gasoline, kerosene and biomass. International aviation fuel is excluded because gas does not offer a technologically viable alternative to aviation fuel at this stage.
The 2016 Power Benchmarking report is published by the Pacific Power Association (PPA) and was released during the recent PPA Annual Conference in Tonga.
Hydro Tasmania Consulting (HTC) has undertaken the update of feasibility studies for the Huro Mini Hydropower schemes at the Makira Ulawa provinces of the Solomon Islands
The objective of the study is to validate the resource assessment and system design of the 1996 Huro mini hydropower feasibility studies that was conducted under the assistance of the GTZ/ SI Ministry of Energy joint programme (ì1996 studyî).
The JICA Team recommended that the power supply plan, as shown in Table 10-5-1, shall be implemented as an optimum power supply plan for the Solomon Islands.
Also it is recommended that the rural electrification plan by SHS, as shown in Table 10-3-12, shall be implemented as an effective electrification plan for remote rural areas in order to disseminate SHS programs and rural electrification.
The Solomon Islands is a sovereign nation with a population of approximately 500,0001. An archipelago of 992 islands stretches 1500 kilometres in a south-easterly direction from the southern tip of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea to the northern border of Vanuatu.
The international consultants visited the Solomon Islands from 23-29 January 2004. Information for the report was gathered both before and after the visit by the national consultant. The national coordinator provided considerable support and assistance throughout the mission. Because of the limited time of the mission in the Solomon Islands, and the security situation, which had only recently improved, all discussions were held in or near the national capital, Honiara.
The National Energy Policy Framework sets out the Government's policies for the planning and management of the energy sector over the next 10 years. The framework defines the strategies that government is taking to ensure that the objectives of the policies are fully realised. In developing the energy policy framework government is mindful of the critical role of the energy sector in the attainment of its overall socio-economic development goals of improving the livelihood of all its peoples.
Factors Affecting Potential for Wind Projects In the PICs RE targets & regulations include cost of power, wind monitoring & assessments, grid integration, potential barriers, financing arrangements, and availability of funding.
Since 2011 the Pacific Power Association (PPA), the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have been working in partnership to support performance benchmarking exercises in the power utilities. This involves 25 electric power utilities in 20 PICTs.