Challenges of Cheap Power in Small Island Developing States

Power generation and transmission in small island developing states (SIDS) is typically more expensive and challenging than in larger economies. That is a reality faced by Papua New Guinea (PNG), yet often misunderstood or ignored.

There are many challenges that island nations face in powering their economies with affordable, reliable, sustainable and accessible electricity. The issues that faces both the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and the Utility revolves mostly around several key areas, including cost, scale, demand and reliability – as well as an increasing push for renewable energy.

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