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Kosrae Utilities Authority


Kosrae Utilities Authority provides safe, reliable, high quality electric and other utility services at rates that provide good value for the benefit received to all customers, and promotes a good quality of life in Kosrae

Kosrae Utilities Authority


Kosrae Utilities Authority is committed to serve the residents of Kosrae by providing utility services that meet the needs of the customers and to do so in an efficient, fair, quality and friendly manner

News & Projects
KUA Highlights
JICA Volunteer Program
Mr. Tomohide Yamada, and Ms. Jovianne Phillip from JICA Office, visited KUA on March 7 2019, and met with GM Fred Skilling along with Hairom Livaie, and Gerry Protacio. The discussion included JICA offering technical assistance in running the two Diahatsu Generators at the new Power-plant. JICA will be recruiting short & long term Japanese Senior Citizen volunteers for this project.
The deadline for accepting this offer will be the second week of April and the process of recruiting will commence.

Grand Opening of our New PowerPlant
KUA Management with the Kosrae State Government is inviting special guests around the FSM along with the contractors to attend the grand opening of the new powerplant on March 27th 2019. The function will be held at the site opposite the old powerplant starting at 10am.
Special Guests include, FSM Presidents office, FSM Resources & Devlopment Office, FSM Japan Ambassador, FSM JICA, FSM Utilities Manager, and various representatives from the contractors NBK Corporation, Toshiba, Yachio and other local guests.
Dr. Herb Wade conducted a 1 week workshop at the KUA Conference room. The workshop was on the Maintenance & Operation of Solar PV off-grid, grid connected and renewable energy storage systems. It was attended by various KUA Staff, and various staff from the Government and NGO sector. This was funded by the World Bank through Pacific Power Association (PPA).
Date September 3rd - 6th 2018.
CashPower Upgrade
Mr. Mark Candy from Adriley (New Zealand) Visited Kosrae for a two week Upgrading of Suprima Cashpower to Version 5 with the Supreasy scratch card capibility. Sept 3-14th 2018.

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Managers report
We are pleased to sustain power services to the island without major interruptions after engines problems experienced during the first week of April. The engine problems were fixed which had restored power services to the island.  The Power Plant Operators have been closely monitoring and doing their regular routine schedules to check the units to make sure they are in good running condition.

The installation of public street lights and customers Yard lights have continued during the 3rd. qrt. 2018. The customers listing for yard lights were visited and assessed and installation continued for those customers that already prepared the poles and site for the lights. A total of 200 street lights were installed to the four municipalities and 31 yardlights installed already to customers.

The tree trimming and cutting activities on the primary lines were initiated and undertaken with collaboration efforts by DT&I, KUA, FSM Telecom and the Mayors from the four municipalities. These are the main stakeholders that agreed to start clearing the main road for safety and to assist with the clearing needs of the existing infrastructure. These activities had started from Tafunsak and will continue to Utwe Municipality and work schedules are Tuesday and Thursday of each week if no urgent issues that may disrupt the set schedules.

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Request for Expression of interest (Consulting services - firm selection)
FSM Energy sector Development Project
Grant #: H957-FM

KUA staff, equipment and events
Tree Trimming at Tafunsak
Gerry, Stevik, Gifford
High School students singing for the Ground breaking ceremony
Employees of the month
New Power-Plant unfinished

Visit to Japan
Guests for Ground breaking

Connie, Manager Fred, Gerry
Vice President Yosiwo George and former Gov. Lyndon Jackson

Hairom, Greg, Gifford
Special Guest Contractors and Governor Lyndon Jackson
Harry, Adella, Kun, Juleen, Mary

High School On the Job Training
High in the air

KUA Manager & Board meets with Governor, Legislator and the Mayors.
Lelu Midtown erecting new fibreglass poles
Christmas Caroling

Mary and Joy
Inside the new powerplant

Jimmy, Joy, Juleen
erecting new fibre poles

Robert, Ronny, Sado
The crew with Toshiba contractors

Seymour, Vivian, Sado
After a good days work

Pacific Power Association Conference in Palau 2018

KUA Policies
Click image to see report for strategic planning. The Strategic Plan covers the time period from FY2006 through FY2010. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to provide KUA staff and Board with goals and action plans for the next five years in order to provide electrical service to the customers and citizens of the State of Kosrae. The purpose also is to provide a document for the Government and citizens of Kosrae, as well as other interested parties, with information about the present status of KUA and guidelines for future activities.  

Click image to see report for Equipment Rental Policy.
The KUA may provide equipment rental services to customers outside of the areas
normally served by KUA, if the requirements specified are met.
Click image to see prepayment Meters Policy. The KUA will: 1. Utilize the prepayment meters to assist customers in budgeting for their electric  services, promote conservation and improve customer relations. 2. Apply the following criteria in the order as stated for the installation of Prepayment  Meters for KUA customers:
Click image to see the Tariff Rate Studies  submitted by KEMA,  Tariff Level Analysis: KUA’s financial performance has been modeled and evaluated to
evaluate the effectiveness of the existing tariff level. For this purpose KEMA has developed a financial model in the form of a spreadsheet model,

Kosrae Pole Mapping picture file
P. O. Box KUA    KOSRAE, FM 96944
Telephone: (691) 370-3799/3344
Fax: (691) 370-3798      e-mail: KUA@mail.fm
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