Welcome to Solomon Power

Message from the CEO

Pradip Verma
CEO Solomon Power
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Welcome to our website. Please take the time to go through our programmes and information on safety on our website. We would very much appreciate and welcome any comments and suggestions.

Solomon Power is all about Nation building. We are working with our stakeholders to increase the footprint of the electricity network and make electricity accessible and affordable to more people in Solomon Islands.

The four key challenges for Solomon Power in the future are effective and efficient delivery of the SBD 1 Billion capital programme, development and sustenance of human capital, increasing the footprint of the electricity network and to offer electricity at lower prices.

We are conscious of the high cost of electricity in Solomon Islands due to our heavy reliance on diesel and are therefore actively working with all our stakeholders to pursue initiatives to bring down the price of electricity. We hope the renewable energy proposals on the table, on completion, will assist Solomon Power to reduce the price of electricity.

The cost of service and tariff review has been completed and this has resulted in the gazetting of the Electricity Tariff Regulation 2016. The new tariff is effective 1 January 2017.I am elated to advise that for the first time since 2010 the electricity tariff for some consumption ranges has been less than SBD5.00 per kWh The reduction in tariff will drive economic growth in our Nation,

Much has been achieved in the last five years. However, a lot still needs to be done and we cannot rest on our laurels. The future will bring in more challenges. However, we are very confident that Solomon Power will continue on its charted path to improve the reliability of electricity supply and make it accessible to more Solomon Islanders.

Pradip Verma,
CEO of Solomon Power