The Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) has started restricting the supply of electricity to its sister State-Owned Enterprise, the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA).

This comes weeks after experiencing power and water cuts throughout the Capital.

SIEA General Manager, Norman Nicols says the exercise allows SIEA to disconnect electricity supplies to SIWA for certain number of hours at different times of the day.

He says this is to ensure that it does not cause too much inconvenience to its customers. Mr Nicols says that the exercise is also another way of helping SIWA.

SIWA owes more than 16-million dollars to SIEA, and according to reports, this amount is increasing by the month.

He says SIEA is trying to collect its outstanding debt to enable it to buy fuel for its engines.