PNG Power and Puma Energy have come to a mutual understanding that will ensure power supply is restored in most of its centres who rely on diesel fuel to run its power stations.
Puma reached out to the PNG Power management to resolve the issue despite the large amount of outstanding payments due from PPL.
Puma has agreed on an exceptional basis to release further fuel supply to PNG Power starting today and for the rest of the week.
This is to ensure power supply is restored fully for our valued customers, the general public and the business community in most of the centres like Wewak, Aitape, Alotau, Kerema, Daru and Arawa which have been greatly affected.
As part of this agreement, PNG Power has committed to pay portions of its dues to Puma no later than Friday February 23, 2023.
Should PNG Power make this payment in full, we are hopeful that power supply through our diesel power stations will continue on normally in the following weeks.
On this note, PNG Power also apologises to the business community, our consumers and the general public in the centres affected for the lack of electricity supply or heavy load shedding in the in the last few weeks.
PNG Power will ensure to work along with Puma to ensure there is fuel available for constant power supply in the affected centres.
Mr Obed Batia
Chief Executive Officer