PNG Power

Load shedding causes power outages: PPL

In a statement PNG Power says the load shedding is to repair ageing equipment at Boroko sub-station.

PPL says the recent introduction of NiuPower into the Port Moresby grid has led to load shedding exercise due to lack of compensating reactive power to meet demand.

Negotiations with NiuPower to adjust their generator settings have seen a reduction in load shedding from two feeders to one per day, as well as reducing load shedding hours from seven to five.

PNG’s first rooftop solar power

The move by PNG Power, with the support of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and donors Australia and New Zealand, marks a significant change in policy. Until now, it was illegal for Papua New Guinean businesses to install and generate power from roof top solar panels.

“Now large commercial and industrial businesses in the capital, Port Moresby, can apply to have solar PV systems connected to the grid, under the first phase of the scheme,” said PNG Power’s Acting CEO, Douglas Mageo.

PPL staff set milestone

“Not all organisation think like how PNG Power is thinking on safety. The company has involved St. John Ambulance and PNG Fire Service for training and this is a milestone that you should all be proud of,” said St. John Ambulance Chief Superintendent, Alicia Gegera.

Inspector Ngamalu Gelinglot, of PNG Fire Service, said the skills received during the training were vital and can be utilised at work and at home.

Over K90m in PPL contracts

The contracts were co-signed by AG Investments and Dongfang Electric International Corporation.

The projects cost around US$30 million (K98m) and fall under the Town Electrification Investment Program Tranche 2 Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

PPL acting managing director, Carolyn Blacklock, said the maintenance works were crucial to ensure PNG achieves its targets of less-cost power generation.

She said while there are many discussions on other forms of power generation, what they should focus on is rehabilitating existing assets.

Quality power supply for APEC: PPL

Acting Managing Director Carolyn Blacklock reaffirmed that the Port Moresby transmission and distribution teams were working hard for quality supply and are ready for APEC.

Manager Pom Transmission, Jeffrey Agona, is a veteran employee of over 36 years’ experience in both the Ramu and POM grids. He explained the important role substations in particular have in providing quality power supply to customers and the initiatives underway to polish up the substations prior to APEC.

Electricity restored

Only Taurama area is without power supply due to a fault within the Vadavada area.

PNG Power advised its customers in Port Moresby that was a power outage experienced earlier this morning due to a fault on the system.

A transmission line experienced a trip causing Konedobu, Boroko and Kanudi Substations to also go offline.

This affected power supply to Gerehu, Waigani, Hohola and parts of Boroko, Korobosea and Taurama. Supply to the Magi Highway was also affected.


Pom experiencing power outage

PNG Power advised consumers that the outage which started from 8:35am was due to a High Voltage Link burnt off at the Moitaka Power Station.

In a statement, PPL’s Corporate Relations says that they have begun the restoration process and will keep consumers posted regarding this.

Consumers are being told to contact the National Call Centre on 70908000 and 75008000 for any information regarding this they can also email

Easipay Customers advised to note issues

This issue is affecting delivery of Easipay Tokens after purchase is done via Digicel Top Up.

Easipay customers who do not receive their Easipay Tokens via SMS must contact the Digicel Customer Care to retrieve their Easypar Tokens.

You can also call the PNG Power Ltd National Call Center on 70908000 or 75008000.

You can also email

K35 million for new Kilakila Substation

The contract which was signed today between PNG Power Ltd and a Pestech will see the design, supply, construction and commissioning of the Kilakila substations infrastructure.

The PNG Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded substation will make it possible for a transformer to be taken off the line without causing any disruption to connect consumers and will have a power evacuated capability of 20MVA under normal operation.

Ramu 2 Hydro contract negotiations on going

PNG Power Board Chairman, Andrew Ogil, says negotiations are ongoing despite the election period.

He said the Project was the biggest hydro power undertaking and so it was imperative for PNG’s interests, as well as the developers, were properly covered in any agreement.

“So what we are doing is that there is a team in PPL working on that, with KCH as a shareholder, plus the contractor. By the time it comes to the Board, I will then endorse it to the board and PPL, and to the NEC. By that time we’ll be in a position to sign off.