Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in Papua New Guinea


The Government of Papua New Guinea recognizes the importance of providing access to electricity for all, and is developing the National Electrification Roll Out Plan (NEROP). In order to improve the country’s knowledge and awareness of wind, small hydro, solar and biomass energy resources, ensure that the NEROP is well informed, and speed up the expansion of sustainable renewable power generation, the Government of Papua New Guinea has requested the support of the World Bank and ESMAP’s Renewable Energy Resource Mapping Initiative.

The project will focus on wind resource assessment and mapping initially, although the Government and the World Bank would like to expand it to cover other renewable energy resources if additional funding becomes available.

This activity is part of a broader World Bank program of technical assistance that will assist the Government of Papua New Guinea in scaling up renewable energy, carrying out geospatial planning and building the capacity of key stakeholders.

Project Details
Project approved: August 2013
Expected completion: November 2019
ESMAP funding allocated: $1,500,000
Total project funding: $2,020,000
Project lead: Gerard Fae and Isabel Neto
Primary government counterpart: Department of Petroleum and Energy (Energy Division) and PNG Power Ltd.
Project ID: P145864
Appointed consultants: 3E, with Douglas Environmental Services, DTU Wind and Southern Energy Systems as sub-contractors

Wind mapping:
Phase 1 Outputs:
GIS Data and LIB Files 
Site Identification Report
Mesoscale Modeling Report


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