Papua New Guinea

Development of a National Electrification Rollout Plan (NEROP) in Papua New Guinea

The main objective of the 2013 World Bank consultancy was to establish a consensus among principal stakeholders on key aspects, including, vision, framework and guiding principles that will guide the development of the national electrification roll out plan (NEROP), which will dramatically increase access to affordable and reliable electricity in PNG. The NEROP is developed through two phases: The first phase supported the Department of Petroleum and Energy (DPE) in developing the high-level vision from which the NEROP will be anchored. The second phase developed the NEROP in line with that vision. This particular assignment supported the first phase’s plan including:

  • Information compilation and review of electricity sector policies, regulations, strategies and expansion plans already prepared for PNG, in the form of multiple high level focused Briefs for the
  • Review of international experiences in developing electricity access scale up plans and investment prospectuses relevant to PNG which shall highlight frameworks and key issues.
  • Developed briefing papers with an emphasis on the approaches, principles, roadmaps, and other building blocks that were followed in the reviewed These Briefing Papers included:
    • The Benefits of Electrification
    • The NEROP Planning and Implementation Process
    • The Institutional Framework for NEROP
    • Financing NEROP The prerequisites  and applications of geospatial  data analysis, and international  experience  with NEROP  development
  • Conducted a gap analysis which includes policy and regulatory  limitations, institutional capacity assessment and data availability; and proposed recommendations to address the issues that were  mentioned  during  the preliminary
  • Assisted the energy division of the DPE in organizing a stakeholders’ workshop leading to an agreement to develop a national, geospatial NEROP with an investment