As stated by the ADB, the proposed project aims to (i) improve energy security by increasing the clean energy share in the country's energy mix, which is dominated by fossil fuel generation (over 97%); and (ii) contribute to sector reforms for better governance and public-private partnership (PPP) enabling environment in the development of renewable energy.
The SIREDP comprises of the following three sub-projects:
Sub-project 1 – involves installations on two sites in Honiara:
• Sub-project 1a involves approximately 1.0 MWp ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array to be installed in Henderson, a site south of the Honiara International Airport. The solar PV array will connect to an adjacent 11kV overhead power line located either within the project boundary or within close proximity to avoid any resettlement impacts.
• Subproject 1b will install an approximate 4 MW / 4 MWh of storage capacity at the Honiara Power Station, adjacent to an existing 11kV switchboard where electrical integration
will occur. Another 5 MW / 20 MWh BESS will be installed with grid-forming battery inverters at the Honiara East substation.
Sub-project 2 – Ambu Solar Hybrid will install a solar and battery hybrid system comprising of a 1.5 MWp solar PV ground mounted array and 1.0 MW / 4.0 MWh battery system storage as well as auxiliary components such as electrical substation, switchboard, high-voltage distribution system and controls / communications.
Sub-project 3: This subproject will pilot rooftop solar photovoltaic generation on two schools, one in Guadalcanal and one in Malaita.
The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:
As stated by Bloomberg, Hydro-Electric Corporation [Entura], doing business as Hydro Tasmania, provides utility services. The Company offers hydro and wind powered electricity, water management, and environmental research services. Hydro-Electric serves residential and commercial customers in Australia.
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|Private Actor 1 Role
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|Entura (Hydro-Electric Corporation)
ADB Team Leaders:
Rafayil Abbasov - Senior Energy Specialist
Ingrid Fitzgerald - Gender Specialist
Michelle Dooley - ADB Safeguards Specialist
Executing Agency - Ministry of Finance and Treasury:
Address: P.O.Box 26, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Implementing Agency - Solomon Islands Electricity Authority:
Address: PO Box 6, Head Office Ranadi, Honiara
Phone: +677 166 / +677 167
Fax: +677 39472
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.adb.org/forms/request-information-form
ADB has a two-stage appeals process for requesters who believe that ADB has denied their request for information in violation of its Access to Information Policy. You can learn more about filing an appeal at: https://www.adb.org/site/disclosure/appeals
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main.