Customer Information

Solomon Power attempts to bring you all the information required by its valued customers. If the customer information you are looking for is not here, please send us an email on enqury@solomonpower.com.sb and we will be happy to communicate with you.

CUSTOMER OPENING HOURS:

Ranadi Head Office:

Cashpower Cashier (counter) – Open 8:00am to 4.30pm Mondays to Fridays;

Cashpower Drive-Thru window–Open 8:00am to 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays & 8:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays;

Cashpower Walk-Thru window-opens 4:30pm to 8:00am Mondays to Fridays;

kW Cashier – opens 8:00am to 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays only.

Customer Enquiries – Opens 8:00am to 4.30pm Mondays to Fridays, & 8:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays.

Hyundai Mall Outlet:

Cashpower and kW Cashier – Open 8:30am to 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm for Cashpower only.

All Outstations: Cashiering and Customer Enquiries– Open 8:00am to 3:00 pm Mondays to Fridays only.

Application for Service

Application for service is done on the New Connection Form and can be for the following services:

  • Temporary Supply
  • New Connection to a building
  • Separation
  • Additional Wiring
  • Alteration of Wiring
  • Standby Generation
  • Solar PV Grid Connect
  • Relocation of Service Line
  • Relocation of Meter

 

For new connections, the following documents are required to be attached:

  • Proof of ownership of the property along with:
    • FTE Title (Fixed Term Estate) / Parcel Number of the property
    • Location map showing the property, with the property clearly marked on the map.
  • Copy of approved Town Council building plan.
  • Proof of identity in the form of a valid passport photo, driver’s license, NPF card or photo ID card, or a statutory declaration signed by a Commissioner of Oath verifying the applicant’s identity where no photo ID is available.
  • Consent letter from adjoining land owner for land access across their property for Solomon Power poles and lines.
  • Consent letter from 50% of the land-owning tribe if the land is tribally owned.
  • For commercial installation:
    • Copy of business or company registration certificate for commercial installation.
    • Name and details of the contact person for the company.
    • Company seal or rubber stamp to be affixed to the application form.
    • Type of Building:
      • Multi commercial building (1 to 6 level)
      • Hotel/Motel/Rest House/Lodge/Accommodation
      • Workshop/ Garage
  • Name of licensed Solomon Power electrical contractor for the house wiring.
  • Type of Meter:
    • Conventional kWh Meter
    • Cashpower Meter

 

Applications without the above information will not be processed.

Cost of Wiring

All costs for wiring of the house for normal Cashpower and kilowatt connection is charged to the customer by the Licensed Electrical Contractor. Under the OBA program, there is no cost to the customer for house wiring.

Cost of Supply Line

The cost for installing the service line will be as per quotation provided by Solomon Power. Under OBA connection, there is no cost to the customer for supply line, except where the supply line is more than 80 metres in length where the customer will pay for the additional cost.

Cost of Installing Meter

  • Kilowatt Meter – there is no installation cost, however a Refundable Security Deposit of $6,000.00 for commercial and $3,000.00 for domestic installation applies.
  • Cashpower -Installation cost is $800.00 for normal connection, and $200 for OBA.

Solar Installation

Solomon Power also supports the installation of small scale grid connected micro embedded generators that convert renewable energy into electricity that can be used in your home or business premises. Sources of renewable energy can include solar photovoltaic cells (PV) or micro-turbine systems. These systems use inverters to operate in parallel with the grid supply at your premises.

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Other important information

Cost of Supply Line

The cost for installing the service line will be as per quotation.

Cost of Installing Meter

  • kW Meter – there is no installation cost, however a Refundable Security Deposit of $6,000.00 for commercial and $3,000.00 for domestic installation applies.
  • Cashpower – Installation cost is $800.00

Process for Wiring

Only a Solomon Power Licensed Electrical Contractor will carry out wiring on any installation. See list of licensed electrical contractors.

Upon approval of the application, the Licensed Electrical Contractor will:

  • Apply to Solomon Power for Permit to Wire
  • Commence wiring upon approval of Permit to Wire
  • Return form to Solomon Power to sign Completion Notice
  • Solomon Power will schedule inspection, carry out inspection and install meter and energise installation upon compliance to standard.

Process for installing Supply Line

  • Solomon Power will carry out a survey and provide a quotation for the line material
  • Customer pays on the quotation
  • Material is requested and issued from the Solomon Power Stores
  • Line is constructed.

Billing & Payment

Electricity bills are sent to post-pay or kW customers on a monthly basis. The bills are either sent to the post office, or collected by the customers or emailed for those with email access.

Payment is required within 15 days.

Payment options are:

  • Cash payment over the counter at all locations– customers are required to bring their meter number
  • Cheque payment over the counter – no personal cheques are accepted
  • EFTPOS machine (BSP & ANZ) – accepts International Cards : VISA, PLUS, JCB, Cirrus, MasterCard, Union Pay
  • It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that they receive and pay for their bills regularly.

Ranadi Head Office Cashier

Disconnection for Arrears

If payment is not received by the 29th day of the billing cycle, the customer’s kW meter will be disconnected without further notice on the 30th day.

Reconnection for Arrears Payment

A Reconnection Fee of $15.00 for domestic and $40.00 for commercial applies for every kW reconnection.

The following options apply for kW Reconnections:

  • Pay 100%, or 75% or 50% of the arrears, or
  • Pay initial deposit of less than 50% and do an arrears arrangement
  • Customer is transferred to Cashpower with existing arrears transferred into the Cashpower account

Special Arrears Arrangement

Where the customer is not able to pay 50% of the arrears, a special arrears arrangement is entered into in a form of a contract, to be signed by the customer and Solomon Power. The customer is to agree to pay an initial deposit less than 50% of the arrears, and a certain amount each week, fortnight or month until the arrears are fully paid. This is paid on top of the current bills. The arrears must be recovered within less than one year period.

The customer paying the arrears under this arrangement shall continue to enjoy and use electricity supply without interruption by the Authority.

Default of Arrears Rescheduling Arrangement

Where the arrears rescheduling payment is in default by forty eight (48) hours, Solomon Power will disconnect supply to the customer and the agreement shall be terminated. No further arrangement will then be entered into with the customer. The customer will be advised to transfer to Cashpower.

Transfer from Kilowatt to Cashpower

Domestic customers are encouraged to transfer from kW to Cashpower.  Problematic commercial customers are also encouraged to transfer to Cashpower, but only after load assessment had been confirmed. All arrears are to be transferred into the Cashpower account. Upon every Cashpower transaction, a 50% deduction is applied. The customer is to pay a Cashpower installation cost of $800.00. This is payable before the Cashpower meter is requested. Tenants must get written consent from the Landlord for the meter change before any meter is installed in the property and any reconnection is carried out.

Request for Disconnection by the kW Customer

When customer requests a final reading and disconnection to the electricity supply, the following is carried out:

  • Final reading is carried out
  • The Refundable Security Deposit is utilized to pay the outstanding bill
  • A final bill is sent to customers showing the outstanding debt amount.
  • Customer pays off the outstanding bill, the installation is disconnected and moved out of the billing system

Change of Address

Where a new customer moves into a new location, the following procedure applies:

  1. Customer must call into Solomon Power office to fill and sign the Change of Address Form
  2. For a Cashpower customer moving to a new Cashpower meter, no payment is required.
  3. For a kW customer moving to another new kW meter, the refundable security deposit is payable
  4. For a kW customer moving to a Cashpower meter, the $800.00 Cashpower installation cost applies. If there were arrears in the previous kW account, the arrears will be transferred into the new Cashpower account with 50% deduction upon every transaction.

Illegal Connection of Power

Solomon Power will disconnect electricity supply at the pole to any customer found to be stealing power through illegal connections. The customer is to pay a penalty fee of $500.00, as per the Electricity Act. An average bill will be calculated.  No reconnection is to be done without payment of the penalty fee and the average bill.

Where no payment is made, the customer is taken to court to be charged, under the company’s normal legal proceedings.

Types of Meters

Solomon Power currently installs 2 types of meters, kW meter and Cashpower meter. Kilowatt meters are installed for postpaid accounts while Cashpower meters are installed for prepaid accounts. Solomon Power is currently replacing normal kilowatt meters with Smarter Meters for commercial and industrial customers in Honiara:

1. Conventional kW Meter

This meter is installed for post-paid accounts and is read every month. Customers using this meter receive their monthly bills and are required to pay their bills when due. This meter can be disconnected when customers fail to pay for their electricity bills on time. This meter is mostly used for commercial and industrial premises.

kW meter

2. Cashpower Meter

This meter is pre-paid and does not require monthly meter readings. Upon every purchase of electricity, a token is produced which is keyed onto the meter which brings the power on. This is a very convenient and economical way of using power.

Purchase of Cashpower can be made over the counter in any of our locations during office hours, or via mobile top up which is available 24/7

Cashpower meter and how it works

3. Smart Meter

Using state of the art equipment, these new meters are able to generate automated readings and data transfers daily to the Solomon Power billing system. This eliminates the necessity of Meter Technicians having to make visits on site to read the meters and ensure meters are promptly read each month.

Year to date 30 August 2017 we have installed and commissioned 400 Smart meters in Honiara with remote connectivity to our head office at Ranadi. We are now able to remotely monitor, interrogate these meters and are also able to disconnect and re-connect the associated customers remotely.

This new system of metering operates just like the Post-paid meters, whereby the customer receives their invoices at the end of each month. Once the invoice for the month is sent/received, our customers are provided with 30 days thereafter to make payments and to ensure the continuation of their service.

The new system will improve information on customer’s electricity supply that will enable Solomon Power to improve and expand services to customers.

Tariff

Solomon Power is driving down tariffs

The Electricity Tariff (Base Tariff and Tariff Adjustments) Regulations 2016 has been gazetted. The Regulations 2016 commenced on 1 January 2017. Furthermore The Electricity (Tariff) (Automatic Base Tariff and Fuel Price Adjustment) Regulations 2005 (Legal Notice No 108 of 2005) has been repealed.

The Regulations 2016 has two types of customers; Regular and Non-Regular. Under these two broad types there is further division as Domestic, Commercial and Industrial customer categories. The tariff additionally has 12 tiers for Regular Customers (4 for Domestic, 5 for Commercial and 3 for Industrial) based on monthly consumption range.

The Regulations 2016 has 4 types of charges and these are Network Access Charge, Non-Fuel Variable Charge, Demand Charge and Fuel Charge.

The Network Access Charge is a fixed monthly fee charged to each customer based on the customer category and their monthly consumption range.

The Demand Charge is a fixed monthly charge that only applies to Non-Regular Customers.

The total charge for a Regular Customer with a kilowatt meter is the sum of the Network Access Charge, the Non-Fuel variable charge and the Fuel Charge.

The total charge for a Regular Customer with a cashpower meter is the sum of the Non-Fuel Variable Charge and the Fuel Charge.

The total charge for a Non-Regular Customer is the sum of the Network Access Charge, Demand Charge and the Fuel Charge.

The tariff is adjusted every month and is communicated to all stakeholders before the commencement of the new month.

The tariff has reduced and for the first time for certain categories it is below SBD5.00

A reduced tariff will increase economic growth and help all to build our Nation.

The Electricity Tariff (Base Tariff and Tariff Adjustments) Regulations 2016 is available on our website www.solomonpower.com.sb

Solomon Power encourages the public to contact Solomon Power Customer Services team in its Ranadi Office if they have any questions/clarifications about the new Tariff.

FAQs

You get power connected to your house by filling in the New Connection Form and ensuring all the requirements are complete. The normal connections, the cost will depend on the quotation for the supply line and how much the Licensed Electrical Contractor charges you for the wiring. For OBA connections, the only cost is the $200.00 set up cost.

Solomon Power Cashpower Mobile Top-Up is Solomon Islands first ‘mobile electricity vending system’. This system allows customers to use their Telekom and Bmobile mobile phones to purchase Cashpower units.

At the present it is only available to prepaid (Cashpower) customers, who bank with Bank South Pacific (BSP) and have a mobile phone which can be either Telekom or Bmobile. You have to register with BSP Mobile phone banking to access this service. Please contact 21874 to register or visit your nearest BSP Bank branch.

  • For non-BSP customers you may contact any of your BSP Bank Branches across the Solomons as well as any of BSP’s Branchless Banking Agents in opening a Kundu Standard Account and getting registered on Mobile banking to access our Cashpower Mobile Top-Up services. Solomon Power does not register Cashpower customers for the mobile top-up.
  • On opening a new Kundu Standard Account and receiving your active bank card from BSP, dial *277#, dial in your 16 digit Card Number, create your 4 number Mobile Banking PIN and you should access BSP’s Mobile Banking Services.
  • Dial *277# to access the Cashpower Mobile Top-Up option by following the prompts that will appear on your phone.

You can save as many Cash Power meter numbers as you like.

An SMS message will be received by you once you confirm and have completed your Cashpower top-up. By choosing the SIEA Token option on the “Top-Up Services menu, you can view your SIEA Token. If you are topping up Cashpower for another person from your own BSP account, you can forward the SMS text to this person as you would forward any text message.

Steps to Cashpower Topup

Step 1: Dial *277#
Step 2: Enter your mPIN
Step 3: Enter 3 for “Top-up Service”
Step 4: Enter 2 for “Cash Power”
Step 5: Enter 1 for “New Meter”
Step 6: Enter the Cashpower meter number
Step 7: Enter the Amount
Step 8: Reply with 1 to “Confirm”. You will then receive the token number via text message.
Step 9: Key this number from your mobile phone screen into your Cashpower meter keypad, and your power will come on straight away.

You can purchase a minimum of SBD50.00 (i.e SBD45 worth of Cashpower units & SBD5 fee) to a maximum of SBD1000 (i.e: SBD995 worth of Cashpower units and SBD5 fee) ( have these figures changed ?) (figures still remain unchanged)

Yes, a fee of SBD5 will apply to every successful Cashpower transaction made.

You can buy Cashpower units anytime of the day. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Normal deductions will apply to any Cashpower account with arrears.

At this stage it is only available to BSP customers. We will advise customers in the future if this was to change.

There will be no refund for incorrect meter numbers so please ensure that the correct meter number is entered.

Please contact BSP on 21874 working hours and 7483021 (after hours).

The only problem that customers will experience is when Telekom network/link is down as we’ve experienced on a number of occasions in the past.

To prevent incorrect meter numbers keyed in our mutual customers can save their “unlimited “Meter Numbers” on their mobiles as opposed to keying in the same meter number every time they need to top-up on their Cashpower.

You can view  your account balance to ensure you have enough money in your bank account to make the Cashpower top-up; view  mini-statement, transfer funds from your bank account to a friend who has registered for Cashpower Mobile top-up and who can do the Cashpower top-up for you.

By choosing the SIEA Token option on the “Top-Up Services menu:

  • The main menu is displayed
  • Select My Services
  • Select Manage SIEA
  • Select Add Meter
  • Key in the meter number
  • Key in 6 characters meter tag
  • System will display confirmation screen and select 1 to confirm
  • Meter Number is saved with tag

This is because a $5.00 fee is charged every time you do a transaction.

If you know the arrears do not belong to you, please visit the Cashpower officer at our Head Office in Ranadi with a written letter from you and the Landlord, confirming your date of entry into the property.

You will have to:

  • Fill in and sign a Change of Address Form
  • Assist us with directions to the former occupant of the property
  • Wait patiently as we refund you for payments you have made towards the arrears

The arrears will be cleared off your account and transferred to the former occupant; that is if we know their current location.

If this does not get reported, the arrears will sit in the account.

You can call into your nearest Solomon Power office to make arrears re-payment arrangement.

Yes it is dangerous as you may get electrocuted if the cable touches the house.

First, we need to determine who came first, the pole or the land subdivision? If the pole was first put there, then the pole remains and it will be at the cost of the developer to remove it.

If the pole was placed after the subdivision, then it will be relocated at Solomon Power’s cost. The New Connection process will avoid this happening.

You need to get written consent from the adjoining land owner.

Solomon Power will not have any of its installations on land or property not legally owned by the applicant. This is why we require copies of the FTE [Fixed Term Estate], or TOL (Temporary Occupation License) title over the land. Only updated TOL will be accepted.

For tribally owned land, we require a written consent from 50% of the landowning tribe. This is to avoid any legal implications later.

Electricity Tariffs in the Solomon Islands is the second highest in the Pacific.  There are a number of reasons for this.  Firstly, Solomon Islands currently relies heavily on diesel for power generation instead of renewable power like many other countries.  Secondly, Solomon Power pays taxes on fuel unlike other countries.  E.g. $30 million in fuel taxes per year. Finally Solomon Power receives no subsidies from the Government as many other electricity utilities in the Pacific Nations do which drives the tariff down. .

The tariff can be brought down if we reduce our reliance on only diesel and move towards renewable energy like hydropower and solar.  Therefore, Solomon Power is pleased to have partnered with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank,   JICA, UAE, and the community on these various projects.  However, these developments take time.

The Cost of Service and Tariff Review was conducted during 2015-2016 with funding from the World Bank. The outcome of this study is the Tariff Regulation 2016 which is being applied since 1 January 2017. In comparison to the previous Tariff Regulation 2005 the electricity tariff has dropped on an average by 12%.

Solomon Power’s path to reforms is to deliver to the people of the Solomon Islands more reliable electricity, accessible to more people and at a lower tariff.  Our investment in capital infrastructure in 2014, 2015 and 2016 has been $106m, $133m and $125 m respectively. In 2017 the forecast capital spend is $108m.

These capital infrastructure projects are addressing the reliability and accessibility challenges.  To further reduce the electricity tariff we are implementing solar power and hydro power to replace expensive diesel and have already replaced old inefficient diesel generators at Honiara and at five outstations.  A new solar farm at Henderson and a rehabilitated hydro-power station at Buala were completed in 2016. We also commissioned hybrid stations at Seghe and Taro in August 2017. More solar farms are being planned and these when commissioned will reduce our consumption of diesel and reduce the electricity tariff.

It is not safe to supply another house via an extension cable. The house supplying the power has been inspected, passed and energized based on its approved load. To supply another house will overload the circuit and may cause the house to burn down.

Customers are advised to:

  • Visit the nearest Solomon Power outlet to get a copy of their bill, or
  • Call Solomon Power office on 166, or
  • Email enquries@siea.com.sb to receive a soft copy of the bill

If you have moved locations and have not advised Solomon Power of your change of address, the bill may have been sent to your previous address, which means you have to advise us of your new address through the Change of Address process.

Yes, Solomon Power has plans to expand operations to other rural areas.  On the 17th August 2017, 2017, Solomon Power inaugurated new hybrid outstations at Seghe (Western Province) and Taro (Choiseul Province). A number of hybrid projects at other locations in the outer islands are being developed.

Aerial picture of Taro Island

The Solar Hybrid Farm at Taro, Choiseul Province

The Solar Hybrid Farm at Seghe, Marovo, Western Province

Chairman of Solomon Power Board of Directors Mr David Quan, Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Honorable Bradley Tovosia and Premier of Choiseul Province Honourable Jackson Kiloe cutting the ribbon at the inauguration of the Solar Hybrid Station on Taro Island.

  • Signed a Subsidiary Loan Agreement with the Government for the Fiu River Hydro Project
  • Provided exclusive development rights to Korea-Water for Tina River Hydro Project

Rural plans for 2017 and 2018 are:

  • Sign a contract or contracts for hybrid generation at Munda, Tulagi, Malu’u, Lata and Kirakira
  • Sign a Power Purchase Agreement for Tina River Hydro Project
  • Develop projects for the installation of more Hybrid Generation systems in other areas in the country.

Set up costs for connection is the same in all locations. The cost will depend on the distance from the existing pole to your house. You can talk to your neighbors for the possibility of sharing the cost of bringing power to your location.

Meter Technicians are qualified electricians. It is company requirement to ensure all technical staff are equipped with the correct tools. Apart from reading meters, our Technicians are also required to inspect meters, and in doing so, will need to carry these tools with them as part of their job.

Meter Technicians will not enter your house if there is no one at home and the door is locked, but they will call again another time to check if you are home so the meter can be inspected.  All revenue meters must be inspected to ensure they are working as normal.

Please see Section 35 of The Electricity Act below:

Call Solomon Power on 166 and report the matter to the Meter Engineer. Solomon Power carries out monthly spot-checks on all meters in all locations, and has a process to deal with illegal bypasses of meters. Bypassing of meters in illegal and a breach of law. Those caught have been charged in court.

Solomon Power has a process for the installation of meters.  One of the continuing challenges is to get licensed electricians to speed up their part of the process for applying for the permit to wire and provide notice of completion of wiring before inspection, passing and installation of meter can be done.

Currently Solomon Power owns the street lights and has been talking to the Government, Honiara City Council (HCC), Provincial Governments and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) on how to improve street lights in Honiara and the other Islands.  Getting people together has been a challenge but under an agreement with the Government, Solomon Power is contracted to repair and maintain the existing lights.

Under the agreement, Solomon Power will maintain the existing 445 street lights in Honiara and other islands including repairing the faulty ones.  Maintenance includes replacing the light bulbs.  Solomon Power is replacing some lights with modern LED lights that provide better lighting and are cheaper to run and last longer.  Also we are considering solar powered lights at key places.

New street lights are still a challenge due to funds and the decision where they should go.  New street lights are an issue for City Councils, Provinces and Government to discuss with their constituents.  However, Solomon Power is talking to HCC about ways to get funding.  Solomon Power is expecting new lights to be built as part of the MID / JICA project to upgrade the bridge and the highway.

Solomon Power is also talking with Government on other measures to improve safety and security in Honiara.

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What is the OBA program?

The OBA program which is funded under the auspices of the World Bank’s Solomon Islands Access Expansion program, aims to increase access to electricity services to lower income areas of Solomon Islands. The program is currently confined to Honiara and its surrounding communities as well as Taro and Seghe in the Outstations. Solomon Power will advise if this service is going to be extended to other locations.

What does the program cover?

  • Electricity connection up to 10 amps within a 12 month period, which includes:   2 lights & 1 powerpoint

  • House wiring—supplies Registered Electrical Contractor and all required wiring material.
  • One power pole. Any additional pole will be at the cost of the applicant.
  • 80 metres length of service line to the house. Any additional length of service line will be at the cost of the applicant.
  • One Cashpower meter

What are the Requirements?

  • Land documents—Copy of FTE (Fixed Term Estate) title or TOL ( Temporary Occupation License) license over the land/property , or MOU or consent letter from 50% of the landowning tribe.  This is to ensure legal entrance onto the property.
  • $200.00 upfront payment ($600.00 to be inputted into the Cashpower account with 20% deduction imposed upon every payment until fully paid off).

  • Building must be permanent or semi-permanent. Leaf houses must be new and safe to wire.
  • Only domestic and commercial ( ie, small canteen) installations.
  • Connection cannot be shared with another household.
  • Only one application per person.

Customer’s Cost

Only $200.00 upfront payment, with $600.00 inputted into the Cashpower account to be repaid by 20% deduction upon every payment until fully paid off.

Customer’s Cost

  • Help you through with your application and approve it.
  • Visit your property to do site visit and survey, and to ensure the house is safe to wire.
  • Carry out wiring.
  • Construct the pole and service line.
  • Install the Cashpower meter.
  • Connect your house with electricity.
  • Disconnect your house if additional wiring and light is added over the 12 months period. Your power supply will be restored only if you repay the full payment of the connection cost.

Application Process

Application for power supply can be made at the Solomon Power Head Office at Ranadi.

Application processing times will depend on the date when the application was submitted with all the requirements, number of applications, completion of upfront payment, location of the premises and condition of the house.

This is what takes place in the process:

  1. Customer applies to Solomon Power, bringing all the requirements and signs the Contract.
  2. Solomon Power processes the application, approves it and lets customer know of the approval.
  3. Solomon Power inspects the house and carries out wiring, constructs power pole and sets up service line according to OBA requirement.
  4. Solomon Power inspects the wiring for standards.
  5. Solomon Power energizes the installation upon compliance to standard.

What will happen if you Consume Electricity above 10 Amps?

The Cashpower meter is programed to use electricity only up to 10 amps.   Where the connected load is above 10 amps, the meter will trip or switch off 5 times instantly within 20 seconds. This gives you time to remove additional appliances.  If additional appliances are not removed within this time frame, the power will go off and will only come back on again upon issue of a reset code to reset the meter, which can only be done by Solomon Power Meter Technicians, if you call 166.

The World Bank

Visits will be made by an Independent Verification Agent (IVA) within the 12 months period to ensure compliance to the OBA program requirement.

Penalty

Power supply will be disconnected at the pole, and reimbursement of the total connection cost will apply if additional wiring and light is added over the 12 months period. Power supply will be restored only upon full payment of the connection cost. This penalty will also apply if the meter is illegally bypassed or tampered with.

DO NOT TAMPER WITH THE METER

What are the Benefits of the Project?

The Electricity Access Expansion Project provides a cheap and affordable access to electricity for the people of Solomon Islands. The Project offers:

  • Subsidized household wiring which meets Australian and New Zealand wiring standard , one power pole, service line connection and a Cashpower meter.
  • Having electricity in your home may enable you to:
  • Enjoy leisure activities like watching television and DVDs, and listening to music.
  • Provide better learning environment for you and your children with fans, lights and internet access.
  • Improve home security with brighter lighting.
  • Undertake activities under better lighting, late into the evening.
  • Undertake small family oriented retail activity.

Titinge community recipient of the OBA program

The Solomon Power team has been carrying out OBA awareness programs at various communities around Honiara as well as Seghe and Taro.