We’re proud to work with Solomon Island Electricity Authority to support the construction of a 22-kilometre transmission line connecting the Tina River hydropower site to the electricity grid in Honiara, the Solomon Islands capital.
The system will provide cheaper and more reliable electricity for residential, government and commercial customers, reducing the country’s exposure to volatile global fuel prices. It will also support Solomon Islands to reach its greenhouse gas emissions target under the Paris Agreement.
Cheaper and more reliable electricity
22-kilometre transmission line
The broader hydropower project is the largest renewable energy initiative in the country, and Australia’s largest climate finance investment in the Pacific. It is also the Solomon Islands Government’s first large scale public-private partnership.
To ensure women and girls’ needs are met, implementation of the transmission line includes construction-related pre-employment and business opportunity training with project communities, facilitated by the Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre.
Our financing package includes a loan of AUD15.1 million and a grant of AUD17.3 million to Solomon Island Electricity Authority.