Power supply from the Ramu Hydropower Station into Kundiawa, Minj, Banz, Mt Hagen, Ialibu, Mendi and Wabag was fully restored by 2.30pm this afternoon.

Restoration time took longer than expected due to bad weather conditions and challenges on site however the team managed to ensure power supply was fully restored after 7 days.

Tower 101 at Dumum Village in Chimbu Province was brought down to the ground by fallen trees intentionally chopped down by locals.

PNG Power Acting CEO, Obed Batia commended the operations team on the ground for working tirelessly over the last 7 days to ensure power supply was restored for our customers in the Highlands Region.

DataCo fibre optic services utilizing the same power supply infrastructure was also restored.

PNG Power thanks all our customers in the Highlands Region for your understanding and cooperation during the last seven (7) days.

Source: PNG Power Ltd