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.

Power Benchmakring Manual 2012

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This Manual is a joint publication of the Pacific Power Association (PPA) and the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF).

This edition of the Power Benchmarking Manual draws upon the original Benchmarking Manual published by the Pacific Power Association in 2002 and funded by the Asian Development Bank. The contents of the 2002 version form the basis of Section 1 of this edition. In response to feedback received through the 2011 Benchmarking Report, sections have been added to cover the benchmarking questionnaire, explanation of key performance indicators and sample calculations, and an introduction to Performance Improvement Plans.

Development of the Power Benchmarking Manual was overseen by the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Centre (PIAC) based in Sydney, Australia and the Pacific Power Association based in Suva, Fiji. The Manual was prepared by PIAC’s Energy Specialist, Pauline Muscat, with input from the Regional Benchmarking Specialist, consultant, Abraham Simpson and the Benchmarking Team Leader, consultant, Derek Todd, under the Power Benchmarking Project managed by Maria Corazon Alejandrino-Yap. The Manual is endorsed by PPA’s Executive Director, Andrew Daka and PIAC Manager, John Austin.

PIAC operates under the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) a multi-partner infrastructure coordination and financing mechanism for the Pacific region. The partners are the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT), the World Bank Group (WBG), the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the PRIF Partners, the governments they represent or their governing bodies, or the participating power utilities. The PRIF Partners do not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accept no responsibility for any consequence of their use.