The Nauru Utilities Corporation (NUC) was established under the Nauru Utilities Act 2011 (the Act) and commenced operations on 1 August 2011. NUC succeeded the Nauru Utilities Authority.
The Act sets out the functions of the Corporation with respect to electricity and water services.
Five years on and the continuous improvement in both energy and water remain. We can see that NUC is definitely on the right track, except in one key respect – the future is coming at us faster than we have imagined, and we need to be thinking and planning ahead for what this world of new technologies, changing customer expectations, and innovative energy and water services and solutions will hold.
Throughout Nauru, the Nauru Utilities Corporation:
· owns and operates reverse osmosis plant to produce clean drinking water for the people of Nauru.
· owns and maintains water storage facilities to store treated water to ensure reliability and security of water supply for the people of Nauru
· owns and operates water tankers for delivering clean water for the people of Nauru.
· operates a retail water and electricity business
· owns and operates the distribution electricity network.
· ensures the electricity network is balanced and stable, safe and reliable through its System Control operations
· owns and operates diesel generation plant at the Aiwo Power Station.
· owns and operates 1.6-megawatt ground mounted solar plant.
· is one of the key responders after a natural disaster, helping the community to restore essential services.
· provides power and water to in excess of 3,500 electricity and water customers and is structured along six lines of business supported by centralised business services
NUC’s primary objective as a State-owned enterprise under the Public Enterprise Act 2019 is to be a successful business, that it is at least as profitable and efficient as a comparable business in the private sector and must conduct its business and operations with a view to being a successful business.
NUC’s 5-year Strategic and Operational Plan 2021 – 2025 is aligned with key national development frameworks, particularly the Public Enterprise Act 2019 and National Sustainability Development Plan, which aims at:
“A future where individual, community, business and government partnerships contribute to a sustainable quality of life for all Nauruans”
For NUC this means providing reliable, affordable, secure and sustainable energy and water supply to Nauru.
NUC's Strategic and Operational Plans provide energy and water demand forecasts and distribution network plans, water production and delivery forecasts, asset management practices and customer service levels.
The Asset Management Plan is not directly required to meet NUC's existing legislative or regulatory obligations. Rather it is an initiative designed to explain the Corporations intentions for the next five years in relation to energy and water network reliability, capacity, security and supply quality and the accompanying development of the relevant networks.
The Nauru Utilities Corporation 2021 – 2031 Future Operating Model provides a renewed perspective on what the future world looks like for our customers and our energy and water network, and on how our work will change to meet the new challenges and opportunities.
Overall, the Plan embraces comprehensive planning and organizational development towards supporting the Government’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for all Nauruan’s through the provision of safe, reliable, affordable, secure and sustainable electricity and water supply. We also thank the Minister responsible for Nauru Utilities Corporation Hon. Wawani Joe-Grant Dowiyogo, MP for his support.
The Nauru Utilities Corporation recently provided an update to Landowners on the Development of the new 6.9MW Solar Power Project on the 11th of December 2021.
To Our Donors
NUC wishes to thank our donors for their continued support. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Union (EU), The Republic of China (Taiwan) Japan Internation Cooperation Agency (JICA), The international Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other whose contribution has greatly assisted the efforts to improve the supply of electricity and water to Nauru.