Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Energy & Power Generation

PRIF - Tonga, Nuku'alofa Network Distribution Upgrade Project - Final Due Diligence Report

This Due Diligence Report sets out the findings of an assessment of the proposed Nuku'alofa Distribution Network Upgrade Project  (NNUP). This includes a Technical Analysis, Procurement Assessment,Safeguards Assessment and an Economic and Financial Analysis.

The proposed project includes five contiguous subproject areas and 56 villages in Nuku'alofa.

Power Benchmarking Report 2016 (2013-2014 data)

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.

LPG and Natural Gas as Alternative Energy Sources for the Pacific

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.

Huro Mini Hydropower Scheme Feasibility Study - 2010

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). 

Master Plan Study of Power Development in Solomon Islands

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.

Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Project

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.

Solomon Islands Government National Energy Policy Framework

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.