According to the ADB website, the government has requested ADB to finance the investment program to support the government's target of 70% of household's electrification by 2030. The proposed investment program is in line with ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (2016-2020) which prioritize energy as key area of support in renewable energy generation, improving transmission and distribution efficiencies and its expansion to peri-urban areas. The proposed investment program will respond to government's national development and sector strategies by promoting sustainable development in peri urban and rural areas and by increasing the grid penetration from 12% to approximately 19% by 2028 and replacing diesel generation with renewable energy sources in provincial centers. The investment program will also enhance operational efficiency of PPL and address institutional capacities, policy framework and facilitate private sector mobilization in off-grid areas.
The impact of the program will be improved socio economic conditions and aligned with PNG Vision 2050. The outcome will be a consumption to clean and reliable power supply in the investment program areas improved. This will be achieved through following outputs: (i) transmission network strengthened and expanded in three main grid areas, (ii) distribution network expanded, (iii) renewable energy for provincial grids increased, (iv) capacity of monitoring system enhanced, (v) private sector investments in rural electrification mobilized, and (vi) Institutional support and capacity of EA/IAs, program beneficiaries and stakeholders enhanced.
-Transmission network strengthened and expanded
-Distribution network expanded
-Renewable energy for provincial grids increased
-Capacity of PPL monitoring system enhanced
-Private sector investments in rural electrification mobilized
-Institutional support and capacity of EA/IAs, program beneficiaries and other stakeholders enhanced.
Energy Division of the Department of Petroleum and Energy
P.O. Box 494
Papua New Guinea
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