According to ADB website, Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are heavily dependent on diesel for power generation , which has resulted in high electricity tariffs. The average supply cost for electricity across the Pacific is $0.47/kilo-watt hour (kWh), which is high by international standards . However this increases significantly for the smaller, more isolated SIDS where the high cost of electricity is negatively impacting economic growth. Over reliance on imported fuel also depletes limited foreign reserves and exposes the SIDS economies to diesel price spikes. The investment program will target seven of the smaller Pacific SIDS with a combined population of around 500,000. All targeted SIDS have populations less than 200,000, with four less than 55,000.
Project Officer: Maxwell, Anthony
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