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Office of Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA) Capacity Building and Support

Organization: DHInfrastructure


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) wanted to strengthen the capacity of the Office of Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA) to develop and implement regional regulation and tariff reform measures in the Pacific. ADB wanted to operationalize OPERA sector reforms to improve regional capacity building, knowledge sharing activities, and policy dialogues and to prepare analytical studies on regional development issues in utilities regulation and tariffs.

Service Provided

DHInfrastructure reviewed the regulatory framework in the energy sector in Pacific countries and identified issues related to regulation and tariffs, utilities' sustainability and operations, and development of renewable projects. We compiled a regional information database that included legislation, regulations, tariff guidelines and methodologies and other relevant national energy and climate strategies. DHInfrastructure conducted capacity building and policy dialogue activities on regulation and tariffs, including on Excel and tariff setting for regulatory staff. We prepared recommendations for the establishment of a regulator in the Solomon Islands, compared tariff setting methodologies across the Pacific, and conducted the second annual regional regulator benchmarking study.