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.

Huro Mini Hydropower Scheme Feasibility Study - 2010

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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 proposed project site is located in the Makira Ulawa province of Solomon Islands, at approximately 2 km west of Kirakira town. Kirakira is located on the north coast of Makira, one of the six larger islands of the Solomon Islands. 

The hydrology of the proposed Huro River mini hydro development as outlined in the 1996 study has been reviewed. In general the outcome is that there is likely to be more water available compared to the adopted duration curve of the 1996 study.