Inspection and monitoring of activities in the petroleum and energy sectors is the coordinated and joint effort of the Petroleum and Energy Divisions. The Petroleum Division is responsible for ensuring that the terms and conditions of prospecting and development licenses issued under the Petroleum (Exploration) Act are complied with while the Energy Division’s Petroleum and Data Management Section works with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), provincial governments and the Honiara City Council (HCC) to ensure that fuel depots, facilities and transporters around the country comply with the conditions of the Petroleum Act.
The Energy Division’s Renewable Energy Section, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Section and National Ozone Unit also partake in country level investigations and monitoring of potential renewable energy resources, the monitoring of energy performance standards for imported electrical appliances and for the monitoring of Solomon Islands ports of entry to ensure that prohibited ozone depleting substances (ODS) are not brought into the country.
The Energy Division’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Section and National Ozone Unit are also responsible for the issuance of permits for the import of restricted electrical appliances that comply with both the Solomon Islands’ minimum energy labeling and standards and measures against prohibited ozone depleting substances (ODS).
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