CPUC power is generated through the use of diesel generators at a site in Nepukos. At the moment supply is considerably less than demand due to the poor condition and size of the working generators. New generators are under purchase and should be installed at the power plant site by the end of November.
Future plans for a new power plant are being reviewed in order to ensure that the chosen option provides the best value to CPUC and the residents of Weno.
In the future CPUC will be introducing renewable energy sources for generation to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel – this will take time and will involve high initial capital outlay; in the short to medium term CPUC will also start to raise awareness of energy efficiency by developing an energy audit capability to help customers to reduce their own power usage and promoting the use of energy efficient technologies