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Monday, 30 August 2004
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Senator Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 15 July 2004:

With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 2848 (Senate Hansard, 16 June 2004, p. 24002): For each of the projects listed in annex A of the answer, what kind of energy or energy technology is involved.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The attached answer has been provided by the Minister for Foreign Affairs to the honourable senator's question:

Attachment A

AUSAID ASSISTANCE FOR ENERGY RELATED PROJECTS IN THE PACIFIC

TYPE OF ENERGY

COUNTRY

TITLE

AIM

Energy

Energy technology

Cook Islands

Aitutaki Wind Energy Monitoring Station

To triawind-powered electrical generation to develop options for reduced dependency on fossil fuels

Wind

Windmills

Cook Islands

Manihiki Power Upgrading Project

To provide reliable electricity generation and distribution systems on the island of Manihiki

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Cook Islands

Penrhyn Electrical Power Upgrade Project

To upgrade the electrical system in Omoka and Te Tautua, to enable current and future demand to be met in an economically sustainable way, while ensuring an adequate level of reliability and system performance.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Kiribati

Public Utilities Power Board Project Phases I and II

Phase I aimed to improve the reliability of the electricity generating capacity in South Tarawa. Phase II aims to secure and maintain a safe and reliable power supply on South Tarawa by improving the maintenance of and response to breakdowns in the current power systems.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Nauru

Nauru Package of Additional Assistance - Power Infrastructure

To provide essential power supplies on Nauru through the support and supplementation of the existing power infrastructure, including the provision of diesel fuel and lubricants for power supply.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Niue

Electrical Engineer support through Pacific Technical Assistance Program

To provide governance capacity assistance, human resources training and basic infrastructure support

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Niue

Niue Hospital

To provide an emergency generator for Niue Hospital

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

SolomonIslands

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) Generator Repairs

To make urgent repairs to a main generator servicing Honiara

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

SolomonIslands

Strengthened Assistance - Electricity

To provide urgent restoration and normalisation of SIEA's power supplies for Honiara

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

SolomonIslands

Village First: Light up the Future

To increase local capacity to manage and operate village electrification systems.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

SolomonIslands

Integrated Community Development Energy Supply

To establish a micro-hydro electricity generating scheme, to be fully owned, maintained and operated by the local community management structure, as the key element in the Bulelavata integrated community development plan

Water

Micro-hydro electricity generating system

Tonga

Small Grants Scheme - Standby generator for Niu'ui Hospital, Hihifo, Ha'apai

To ensure a reliable constant supply of electricity. Ensure that potency of vaccine are maintained through refrigeration. Ensure that night-time operations and deliveries are conducted in a fully lit environment.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Tonga

Small Grants Scheme - Generator for Tonga Development Bank (TDB) & Central Planning Department (CPD), Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu

To ensure reliable electricity for the offices of TDB and CPD, that important work keyed into the computer is not lost and that staff are able to perform their jobs even when the main supply of electricity is turned off.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Tonga

Ha'apai Outer Islands Electrification Project

To design and install appropriate electricity infrastructure, and to facilitate institutional arrangements that will ensure the long-term sustainable operation of that infrastructure.

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Tuvalu

Incountry training program for Tuvalu Electricity Corporation (TEC)

To provide training for the TEC in relation to Australian Standard Association Wiring Regulations 3000 for Electricians, ASA Wiring Standards, power generator for Vaitupu, power transmission and control, workplace safety, electrical generator maintenance and industrial electronics

Diesel

Diesel Powered Generators

Regional and Multicountry Projects

PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Village First Program

To identify and build the local capacity to deliver energy infrastructure and services for rural communities.

Water

Micro-hydro electricity generating system

Cook Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands

Renewable energy

To demonstrate the viability of renewable energy technologies in the region.

Solar and wind

Solar technology: Tonga, Vanuatu, Marshal Islands. Wind technology: Cook Islands