Renewable Sources to be Included in PNG’s Power Supply
Renewable sources such as wind, biomass and solar are still included in the future plans for power supply for PNG Power. According to Managing Director Flagon Bekker, renewable energy is the answer to the power struggles of PNG.
“You’ve got me very excited because PNG clearly is very well endowed with huge renewable resources so we wouldn’t be very good custodians of this business if we didn’t consider renewable (energy) seriously,” he said,
Mr. Bekker added that while there is a need to give a combination of reliable sources, there is also a need for gas and other fuel sources. These are measured against the metrics of particular business plans and how this falls into the costing.
Mr Bekker added, “The future for PNG is definitely renewable. Our strategy is to have reliable available power sources and to do that we will consider other power sources, but of course, our first priority is to look at renewable.”