SYSTEM OUTAGE IN PORT MORESBY THIS MORNING
The Port Moresby Grid experienced at total system outage at 3.43am this morning due to faults located on our transmission line at the Kanudi Power Station.
While our teams immediately undertook restoration work, the system experienced a second outage at 5.57am.
PNG Power begun the second restoration work at 6.00am and eventually power supply was restored to all our Port Moresby substations at Bomana, Waigani, Boroko, Konedobu and Kanudi. By 8.30am, the system was fully restored.
However, due to the grid experiencing generation shortfall and system low voltage, we have now undertaken emergency load shedding for some of our feeders to enable our teams to ensure supply is steady.
The load shedding schedule will be will shared with our customers through our social media pages and our website.
I would also like to assure the general public in Port Moresby that PNG Power is working closely with our shareholding company, Kumul Consolidated Holdings Limited (KCHL) to improve the transmission and distribution infrastructure in the city.
Overtime, the growth and expansion of the city has meant that the demand for power supply has increased and PNG Power is ensuring that continuous improvement on our infrastructure meets the demands for power in the city.
We are now at the procurement stage of sourcing our much-needed materials to assist fix and minimize the outages that we are experiencing.
Work will begin on the transmission and distribution infrastructure in the coming months.
Obed Batia, Acting Chief Executive Officer