Power supply

Gas to boost power supply in PNG

New gas-fired plant to increase installed capacity by 10%

Last November William Duma, minister for public enterprises and state investment, officially launched work on a $120m, gas-fired power station in Port Moresby, which is expected to significantly boost supply to the capital and add almost 10% to the country’s installed capacity, according to data from the Department of National Enterprises.

New power supply approaches to enable PNG development goals

The report, 'Powering PNG into the Asian Century' prepared by Port Jackson Partners for ANZ outlines new directions for electricity supply in PNG. This includes an extension of current electricity sector reforms and the introduction of new, cheaper energy technologies such as solar PV, micro-hydro and biomass to replace PNG’s reliance on diesel generation.