29th PPA Conference & Trade Exhibition
Pohnpei, FSM
6-10 July, 2020


The Annual PPA Conference and Trade Exhibition is the premier knowledge-sharing event for the Association. The conference brings together the utilities, project developers, development partners, manufacturers, service providers to network and discuss the latest in technology, trends and developments in the industry throughout.  The conference program will have also provide opportunities for members to present papers on subjects relevant to the theme of the conference with a Trade Exhibition in which the commercial members of the Association can showcase their products and services.

For the 29th Annual PPA Conference and Trade Exhibition, , the delegates will be congregating in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, from July, 6 – 10, 2020 for the annual event.


29th Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition

Theme: Supporting Utilities towards Environmental Stewardship, Operational Performance, and Financial Sustainability

Sustainability essentially means doing the right things. Logically then, not doing the right thing would expose an organization to risks. There is no doubt about why organisations should manage/mitigate the factors which could result in the organisations not being sustainable.

Sustainable performance fosters a strong corporate reputation resulting in competitive advantage and productivity, improved stakeholder value, financial efficiency and improved human and intellectual capital.

Associated Side Events

As part of the Annual Conference and running in parallel to the main event there will be workshops for Utility Board Directors, Engineers, Technical Staff and training organized for other delegates.


Members of the Pacific Power Association and invited guests are welcomed to propose papers for presentations at the 29th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition. The proposed papers can be based on case studies, projects and other works relevant to the theme new/emerging energy solutions and technologies, processes and other body of works that would/has resulted in making a difference to the utilities

Ø Papers are NOT to be commercial in nature but can explain principles of commercially available technologies.

Ø The official language of the conference and proceedings is English.

Ø It  is  important   that  any  paper  in  PowerPoint   presentation   form  should  also  be accompanied  on  CD  by  an  associated  full  article  on  the  same  topic  suitable  for inclusion in the Pacific Power Magazine. (i.e., with written text or Word format).

Ø In the case of Papers accepted for the conference, the authors or his/her representative will be expected to attend to make the presentation.     Submission of an abstract therefore implies a willingness to attend.     Please check any necessary formalities concerning attendance to the Conference before submitting the abstract.

It is noted in previous conferences that the above conditions have not been fully complied with.  It is a pre-requisite of acceptance that presentations for the Conference strictly conform to these conditions.


Presentation of papers is open only to members of financial standing of the Pacific Power Association. If there are insufficient papers from members, then the Secretariat will seek contributions from outside the membership.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday 28 April 2020, at 16:30 Suva time (+12 GMT). Submissions must be short (no more than 200 words) and to the point. Abstracts should not have a lot of general theory and background. Instead, they should highlight innovations, concrete outcomes and achievements, and explain why and how the presentation will provide value to the delegates attending the event.

The abstract together with a brief CV/Bio (less  than  100  words)  and  a  passport  size  photo  of  the  author  should  be  emailed  to  the Secretariat.


Authors  will  be  notified  of  acceptance  (or  otherwise)  as  soon  as  the  Abstracts  have  been reviewed by the Secretariat.   This notification will be provided no later than 15 May, 2020. Final Papers must be emailed to the Secretariat by 5 June, 2020.

It is a condition of approval to present that both the power point presentation and the paper in word format is provided to the PPA Secretariat by no later than 22 June, 2020.


Conference or Technical papers will be presented for 20 minutes with an added 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Facilities available at the Conference venue for presentations will include PowerPoint and a multimedia projector.