Papua New Guinea: Town Electrification Investment Program – Tranche 1

Evaluation Document | 8 December 2022

The program sought to substitute high-cost diesel power generation with sustainable renewable energy power generation in provincial urban centers. Tranche 1 supported the implementation of two hydropower projects (HPPs) with total capacity of 6 MW and associated transmission lines to replace diesel-based power generation. It also supported an interconnecting transmission line for effective utilization of two existing HPPs and enabling the purchase of excess power from biomass-based power generation projects owned by the private sector and capacity building.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of tranche 1. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.