PPL to respond to ICCC allegations

PNG Power Ltd (PPL) confirms that it has been served court documents by the Independent Consumer & Competition Commission (ICCC) for allegedly failing to comply with one of its regulatory requirements.

The court case relates to a fatal electrocution at Kipo Settlement in East Boroko on January 5th, 2019.

The case filed by ICCC alleges that PNG Power failed to comply with Section 37 (a) of the Electricity Industry Act to report the incident of 5th January 2019 and was in breach of the law.

PPL says in-house lawyers are currently reviewing the case and will provide responses at the court hearing in November.

On the morning of January 5th, PPL reported that a young girl was electrocuted after coming into contact with one of its service poles at the settlement.

Cedric Patjole