Message from the General Manager

Hello and welcome to the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority website. This website is the center for all your electricity questions and updates from anywhere in the Solomons. You can find Safety Tips, Saving Power tips and Power Outage schedules on this site. We hope that your visit on this site will be worth your while and SIEA will continue to keep powering the nation now and into the future.

Martin Sam

General Manager (Ag)

Cash Power Top Up on BSB Mobile Banking

Cash Power to Up

Now you can top up your Cash Power Meter anywhere, Any time. Thanks to BSP mobile Banking, you do not ahve to wait for opening hours or join the long queue to get your top up.

All you have to do is get an account with BSP, register for their mobile Banking services and pay for your cash power via mobile.


Its as easy as that.

Follow the steps in the attached document.....

Request for Proposal for Ranadi Headquarter Upgrade Phase 2

The Solomon Island Electricity Authority is looking to upgrade our Headquarters facility at Ranadi. This will include improved workshop, stores and compound facilities to better support our staff in their efforts to “Power the Nation”.  


We are now seeking a suitably qualified contractor who will work with us to translate our stated requirements into reality through the following process.


·         Delivery of an initial design, schedule and costing for evaluation.

·         The selected contractor will then

o   Develop a final design including a stakeholder consultation process

o   Develop a tender for the works and run the tender process

o   Project manage all works under an EPC contract.

Tender Closing Date: 

Thursday, October 30, 2014


11KV Switchgear at Honiara Power Station

On Friday 8 August 2014, the new 11kV Switchgear facility at the Honiara Power Station was successfully installed, commissioned and put into operation. The 11kV switchgear project involves the design, manufacture, testing, installation and commissioning of new switching facilities. This project was aimed at replacing and upgrading the old and unreliable switchgear

. The succesful completion and commissioning means that the swicthgear is now controlling the transmission of power to feeders within the Honiara City grid, ending two months of  hard but exciting work by Engineers from SIEA and Northpower Limited, a New Zealand based company that was contracted to support SIEA install the new Switchgear. This is a major development in upgrading and enhancing the distribution network capability in the city. The old Switchgear, installed way back in the 1960’s was outdated and unreliable. The old switchgear had deteriorated to the extend that a large number  of the faults experienced in Honiara were caused by their unreliability. The new air insulated 11kV switchgear consists of a control panel that controls the transmission and distribution of power. It also contains circuit breakers and protection relays that cater for Feeders 1 to 6. This covers most of Central Honiara and parts of East and West Honiara. Faults can be now be detected and isloated in one particular area of the network, ensuring that individual faults do not affect  the whole network. This is one more positive step to ensure that SIEA can reliably deliver power to its valued customers. SIEA will continue its mission to provide a safe, reliable and affordable supply of electricity to the Solomon Islands through its Development Plans which are aimed at improving both the generation and distribution components of the network, with a focus on efficiency, capability and affordability of electricity supply to Hoiniara City and  the provinces.


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