Message from the CEO
Welcome to our website. Please take the time to go through our programs and information on safety on our website. We would very much appreciate and welcome any comments and suggestions.
Solomon Power is going Green. Recently we commissioned two new solar and battery hybrid outstations at Seghe and Taro. Last year we commissioned the 150 kW mini-hydro at Buala and the 1 MW solar farm at Henderson. These initiatives are already bearing fruits. We have already reduced our diesel consumption. More such Green proposals are on the table and you all will continue to receive the good news through our website and other media outlets.
The Output Based Aid (OBA) program has gained momentum and through this we are already embracing many new customers. The 11 kV and 415 V network extensions in Honiara and at the outstations is improving accessibility and complements the OBA
The reliability of electricity supply at Honiara has improved with no load shedding experienced in 2017. At the Outstations too we have commissioned new generators at Auki, Gizo, Munda, Noro and at Tulagi resulting in improved reliability of power supply.
The New Electricity Tariff has reduced the price of electricity with some customers saving up to 21% on their electricity bills. The additional Green initiatives on the table when commissioned will enable Solomon Power to further reduce the tariff and drive economic growth in our Nation.
In the Human Development space Solomon Power is starting a new apprenticeship program being planned to commence in 2018. The existing graduate program, the training programs and the attachment schemes are all going to assist Solomon Power in succession planning
Our safety performance in 2016 and Year to date 2017 has been very good with no loss time injuries.
We are reaching out to our customers through our radio programs, talk back shows and the awareness sessions regarding the OBA. The 166 emergency telephone is now manned 24/7 and will enable better service to our customers and the general public.
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.
CEO of Solomon Power