Solomon Islands - Energy and power
Most electric power is supplied by the government-controlled Solomon Islands Electricity Authority, although some private undertakings produce their own electricity. Electric generating capacity was 12,000 kW in 2001, and electrical output was 32 million kWh. Honiara accounts for 90% of electricity consumption, which totaled 29.7 million kWh in 2000. Oil and natural gas exploration continues, especially in Iron Bottom Sound, north of Guadalcanal. The government regulates petroleum exploration and production. In 1996, mineral fuels accounted for 11.3% of the total value of imports.