PNG Power To Conduct Load Shedding Exercise
PNG Power will be conducting major load shedding and disconnection exercises throughout the country this week.
The decision was made after a thorough analysis by the company showed major dues owed by various large corporate and government customers.
“We are just like any other corporate organisation that requires a continuous cash flow to circulate to help us run our operations,” PNG Power said in a statement. “There are major outstanding dues from our large customers that have really hindered us in attending to the company’s necessary business needs and we are managing where we can.
Load shedding will mainly be carried out in areas where PNG Power considers as C classed provincial centres. These centres include Aitape, Alotau, Arawa, Bialla, Buka, Central, Daru, Finschhaffen, Kerema, Kimbe, Kavieng, Lorengau, Maprik, Popondetta, Samarai, Vanimo and Wewak. “This arrangement has been done to foster business efficiency of PNG Power’s operations in these centres.
Careful management of fuel usage in these centres is crucial at this point until we have a healthy cash flow to have normalcy in diesel powered centres. “PNG Power will also be conducting major disconnection exercise in our cities and towns throughout the country as of this week.
“The company is urging all its commercial and residential customers to ensure that they have paid all their outstanding dues and have no association with the issue of illegal connection.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we also express great appreciation and gratitude to our good loyal customers for their understanding and full cooperation on the load shedding and disconnection exercise.”
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