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

3rd Pacific Energy Investors Forum Report and Outcomes

This study has been prepared under a technical assistance (TA) program supported by the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF). PRIF worked with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to prepare for the 3rd Pacific Energy Investors Forum, where the findings of this work were presented. The Forum was supported by the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Pacific Power Utilities Benchmarking Report - 2015 Fiscal Year

The benchmarking of the 2015 Fiscal Year data for the PPA Utilities is the first year in which the Association has taken full responsibility of collection and verification of the data as well as and the production of the key performance indicator. This round of benchmarking is also the first to present only a summary of the indicators with no analysis in line with PPA Board’s resolution at the 2013 Board Meeting held in Koror, Palau, on July 16, 2013.


Pacific Power Utilities Benchmarking Summary Report - 2016 Fiscal Year

In the 2016 Fiscal Year, 18 utilities took part in the annual pacific power utilities benchmarking exercise. Similar to 2015, PPA through World Bank funded Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project (SEIDP) engaged services of an electrical engineer to provide assistance in vetting and the analysis of the utility data as well as preparing the 2016 Fiscal Year Benchmarking Summary Report. This round of benchmarking presents only a summary of the indicators with no analysis in line with PPA Board’s resolution at the Board Meeting held in Koror, Palau, on July 16, 2013.


Pacific Perspectives on the Challenges to Energy Security and the Sustainable Use of Energy

There are fourteen ESCAP Members in the Pacific Subregion and seven Associate Members.

This perspective includes Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), but primarily the Pacific Island Countries (PICs): the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Pacific Energy Investors Forum 2016 - Final Report

Download the final report of the Pacific Energy Investors Forum that was held in Tonga on 4 August 2016, organised by the Pacific Power Association (PPA).

The report was written by Rajah Thiyagarajah, a consultant engaged by the PPA with the support of the Asian Development Bank. The report provides information on specific power project investment opportunities, a listing of existing and planned private sector investments and an analysis of barriers to private sector investment in the Pacific and some recommendations.

Pacific Renewable Energy and Microfinance (PREM) Project - Possibilities in renewable energy lending for microfinance institutions in the Pacific

Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face an enormous challenge in supplying rural electricity. The conventional grid-system of supplying power is considered inappropriate for many areas due to the extreme isolation and low population. Off-grid power supplies of diesel generators, household solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, pico /micro-hydro schemes and wind-power projects are often considered expensive, unreliable and difficult to maintain. As a result, 70% of the region’s population still lacks access to electricity