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Kiribati is highly dependent on petroleum imports for electricity generation. Petroleum use consists of petrol, diesel and kerosene. Kiribati gets 94% of its energy from oil and gas products, with the remainder from biomass (2008). The Public Utility Board (PUB), 100% government owned, supplies diesel generated power in South Tarawa. It also operates South Tarawa water and sewage systems. In addition to this, the Kiribati Solar Energy Company (KSEC) provides electricity to outer islands through solar home systems. Formed in 1984 by a NGO, it was later transferred to the government. There is little private sector involvement. The Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) is responsible for the planning, management and coordination of the energy sector.