PNG Power Acting CEO, Chris Bais, has advised that electricity supply into Port Moresby, will be on load shedding for the next two weeks.
The load shedding is undertaken as the privately owned Hanjung Power Station at Kanudi, will be undergoing a routine two week maintenance work on one of its machines.
The Moitaka Power Station is also experiencing a shortfall in generating capacity, due to two of its machines going offline – PNG Power personnel are currently working on restoring them.
Business houses and individuals with standby generators are asked to utilize them during this time.
Furthermore, due to no rain at the Sirinumu Dam, there has been low water intake at the Rouna Hydro Power Stations, which might affect normal power supply.
The following schedule outlines the affected areas.
Emergency Load Shedding was also carried out in Lae, Madang and parts of the Highlands Provinces on the weekend. However, Lae City experienced prolonged outages after the load shedding, due to a transmission line fault between Lae City and Ramu.
The prolonged outage also affected Baiune in the Bulolo District.
PNG Power personnel rectified the fault and restored normal power supply into Lae yesterday, whilst workmen are still working on restoring supply to Bauine.
PPL apologizes for the inconvenience caused to its customers during these times.
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