Plans to Build PNG’s First Solar Farm

Plans are afloat to build the first solar power generation farm in Papua New Guinea.

PNG Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Central Provincial Government and a South Korean Company, K & P Limited last week to assist with the feasibility study into the development of a 50MW solar farm.

The solar farm is an initiative of the Central Provincial Government and will be constructed at 14 Mile, outside of Port Moresby.

PPL Chairman Andrew Ogil said the electricity generated will support the Port Moresby power grid.

“PNG Power will only provide technical advice and any other necessary information and support to help with the study.

“PNG Power is committed on the development of renewable energy mainly in hydro, biomass and solar to reduce its heavy dependence on costly fuel for its power station.

“The primary reason for going into renewable energy is to reduce the huge annual expenditure on diesel fuel and secondly to contribute to PNG’s objective to PNG’s objectives to become a clean and green country,” Ogil said.

Loop PNG Charles Yapumi February 15, 2017 2.38 pm

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