Powering communities by supporting innovative clean energy solutions


Pawarim Komuniti – is a new Off-Grid Electrification Program funded by the PNG-Australia Partnership to support access to clean energy in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The program is part of Australia’s commitment under the PNG Electrification Partnership to help PNG meet the target of connecting 70% of the country to electricity by 2030.

Access to electricity is a key enabler for economic growth.
The PNG Government’s 2010-2030 Development Strategic Plan outlines increasing electricity supply and access as a key priority for people in remote towns and communities in the country.

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The Pawarim Komuniti – PNG Off-Grid Electrification Program aims to achieve progress towards PNG Government’s objective of connecting 70% of the population to electricity by stimulating private sector and non-government activity to offer affordable and clean energy access to people living in remote towns and communities

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Key Objectives


Deliver Access to energy services that has a positive development impact on people and communities


Ensure gender and social inclusion mainstreaming that addresses the needs of women and men, and with a focus on vulnerable groups


Provide technically and economically viable solutions with a focus on clean energy and climate change


Support sustainable off-grid projects ensuring local ownership and community participation


Innovate and pilot new models of delivery for technologies that are newly adapted for off-grid electrification in PNG

Powering communities in Papua New Guinea through innovative and renewable energy


The second Call for Proposals for Pawarim Komuniti has now CLOSED.
A third Call for Proposals will be announced in the near future.

The Pawarim Komuniti program will work with private companies, NGOs and associations, and Provincial and Local Level governments to deliver renewable energy services to remote communities in the country. Pawarim Komuniti will fund a wide range of projects to implement innovative, cost effective models for distribution and delivery of off-grid electricity. Projects will need to demonstrate competitive and affordable connection costs.

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