Acting Managing Director

Schnaubelt announce Tupiri appointment

Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Walter Schnaubelt formally announced Tupiri’s appointment on Monday December 12, 2022.

Schnaubelt said Tupiri will be Acting MD for the next three months, while the position is being advertised.

“I as the Minister made the decision putting a MD in place for an interim period of 3 months to give us enough time to call for expression of interest.

“Joseph Tupiri is no stranger to NAC. In his previous role, he was in the management capacity as MD prior to his exit.

Tupiri appointed NAC Acting MD

In the gazettal notice, Minister Schnaubelt under his powers conferred by Section 147AG of the Civil Aviation Act 2000 amended (2022), announced the suspension of Kiponge as Managing Director and appointment of Joseph Tupiri as Acting Managing Director for a period of three months.

The suspension and appointments were effective as of December 5th 2022. 

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.

PPL installs generator for Wabag

PNG Power acting Managing Director, Ms Carolyn Blacklock, and Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, commissioned the generator on 22 April 2018.

Customers in Wabag are connected to the Ramu Grid supplied by the Ramu Hydro power station at Yonki. When there is a transmission or distribution line fault along the Okuk Highway, it affects the supply to Wabag.

However, this standby generator will quickly restore supply in such situations and continue to supply power to Wabag customers.