The Independent Consumer & Competition Commission (ICCC) has hosted its inaugural exposition and workshop on safety and technical management plan for electricity service providers.
Acting CEO, Avi Hubert, said, ICCC as the principal economic regulator and consumer watchdog, was responsible for ensuring safety, quality and reliability of electricity service delivery to consumers in Papua New Guinea.
Prospecting power utility companies, business houses and relevant stakeholders in the electricity industry attended the meeting.
The exposition and workshop held today was all about promoting reliable and quality electricity service delivery to consumers in the country.
Mr Hubert said since the introduction of competition in the generation segment of the electricity market, the electricity supply industry landscape has dramatically changed from a monopoly regime to an open and competitive market today.
This is where the minimum standard requirement for Safety & Technical Management Plan is vital. He said to date, the ICCC has developed three associated codes: the Electricity Code, the Third Party Access Code and the Grid Code.
Today’s inaugural workshop came about as a result of the increasing number of licensees or electricity service providers.
The ICCC was prompted to be more vigilant and proactive in monitoring and regulating the industry to ensure compliance to licensing and regulatory requirements and making sure consumers receive a safe, reliable and quality service.