The Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited the management of PNG Power to engage with the private sector this morning at the Lae Golf Club.
PPL CEO, Obed Batia, and his team were questioned on the frequent blackouts and why residents are not given advanced warning to prepare themselves.
“The current blackouts, or load shedding, have been caused by the Yonki dam level that went down,” said Batia. “Last year, in August, the water level went down to about 18 percent. So far, it has improved due to a few rainfalls, and the capacity has increased to 56 percent.”