According to ADB website, Nauru is a Pacific island country with a total population of 10,000 people. Access to grid electricity is universal, but unreliable, due to underinvestment and poor maintenance history of its generation and distribution assets. Installed generation currently comprises eight units with a total nameplate capacity of 12.9 megawatts (MW). However, Nauru's available capacity is only 3.7 MW due to inoperability (two units) and de-rating of installed units. Current peak load is 3.75 MW. Scheduled curtailments are a constant feature of electricity service in Nauru and unscheduled outages due to faults are frequent. The physical structure of the power house at Nauru Utility Corporation (NUC) is likewise in poor condition and is vulnerable to Nauru's electricity supply security. Addressing reliability and efficiency shortcomings in Nauru's current diesel generation fleet is of the first-order priority to mitigate the risk of catastrophic failure of Nauru's power generation.
Project Officer: P.P.G.P.P. Indrawansa
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