PNG Power will continue to provide electricity services during the State of Emergency

PNG Power Limited would like to assure electricity consumers and the general public that it will continue to play its role as the electricity service provider during this challenging time. We completely dispel rumours circulating on social media that there will be power outages nationwide and spreading information on planned strikes by employees. At this time, our primary concern is to ensure that there is power supply to all our customers nationwide. In the last two days, our teams have been on standby and attended to and restored power supply to our customers despite the serious security threat.

Electricity Services will not be affected this Festive Season

PNG Power Ltd would like to assure our customers and the people of Papua New Guinea that it will continue to provide electricity services across the country during this festive season. The front-page headline in the Post-Courier today (Friday, December 15) portrays a misleading message to our valued electricity consumers and stakeholders. All our operations teams throughout the country are working this holiday season to ensure that the power supply is maintained and that any unplanned outages that occur will be attended to as quickly and safely as possible and restored within a short turnaround time.

Voluntary Resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Obed Batia

On Monday 23rd October, Chief Executive Officer of PNG Power Limited (PPL), Obed Batia, submitted his letter of resignation to the Board of PPL, through the Office of the Chairman. The Board resolved to accept his voluntary resignation and would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Batia for his thirty-four (34) years of selfless service to the company. During his career, Mr. Batia spent thirteen (13) years in Executive Management roles, and lately as the Chief Executive Officer for the last two (2) years. Mr. Batia has contributed immensely to PNG Power Limited in the various roles he occupied over the years.


PNG Power Limited and the Milne Bay Provincial Government have entered into a historic partnership which sees the provincial authority funding a 0.8 Megawatts hybrid solar farm for its Alotau township. The signing of the Agreement took place at the PNG Power National Office in Port Moresby between the PNG Power Ltd, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Obed Batia, The Milne Bay Governor, Hon. Gordon Wesley, the Milne Bay Provincial Administration and the Contractor, Glory Investments Ltd on Tuesday 3rd October 2023.

Madang Power Supply Update after Earthquake

As the CEO of PNG Power, I would like to pass my sincere sympathies to the people of Madang Province following the earthquake on Saturday October 7. The earthquake affected a lot of individuals, business houses and the rest of the community at different levels with homes and properties damaged. PNG Power also experienced its share of damages resulting in the power supply being out for 24 hours since Saturday evening.

PNG Power calls for cooperation from Koiari Landowners

As the CEO of PNG Power, I call on the Koiari Landowners to work with the National Government to resolve their grievances. I symphatise with the landowners, however, I must also ensure that company asset and equipment for electricity generation is protected and the paramount safety of our staff. The landowners have blocked off the entry gate and are gathered at the entry gate of Rouna 2 after forcefully shutting down the power station early this morning at 2am.

PNG Power’s Commitment for the Independence Day long weekend

As the Chief Executive Officer of PNG Power Ltd, I want to wish every member of our wonderful nation a very Happy 48th Independence Day. As your national electricity services provider, I want to personally commit to ensuring that the nation gets to observe and celebrate the Independence Week as a nation, free from any planned maintenance or shutdowns. Throughout the long weekend, me and my dedicated team of technical subject matter experts will strive to ensure that there will be no power disruption around the country. As some of you may be aware, currently there are areas around the country experiencing load shedding of electricity service, but we will ensure that by Thursday and leading into the long weekend, there will be no planned power outages. All scheduled maintenance plans that will involve downtime on power supply have been postponed to ensure everyone enjoys their Independence Day celebrations.


PNG Power is pleased to announce that its much needed technical equipment to complete installation works for its new Edevu Hydro Power Station and the Moitaka Sub Station have finally arrived in Port Moresby, directly from Shenzhen, China last night (Sunday 20th August, 2023). A Boeing 767 cargo freighter loaded with close to 100 tonne of PNG Power cargoes, mostly Switching Gears and Control Panels, landed safety on a four (4) hour direct flight, said to be the first of its kind.


PNG Power staff and police in Popondetta have carried out a combined operation and arrested an unlicensed electrician on Wednesday 9th August, 2023.


PNG Power is undertaking major maintenance work to improve power generation, transmission, distribution and reliability within the Port Moresby Grid. PPL’s Port Moresby Power Grid Development Project is to maintain power reliability, quantity and affordable electricity supply to its customers in Port Moresby and parts of Central province. Maintaining quality and reliable power supply security is one of the core focus areas of PNG Power.

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