Rural Electrification

Kumul Petroleum Holdings supports the Government’s ambition to achieve the NEROP goal of 70% of the population having access to electricity by 2030.

Construction of more than 165 kilometres of low voltage power transmission lines in the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces in recent years has enabled PNG Power to connect a large number of rural communities in these two provinces to the main high voltage Ramu grid transmission lines. The engagement of local companies in this construction work has been maximised wherever possible.

Transmission line construction continues elsewhere in the country, such as in New Ireland Province alongside support of other rural electrification initiatives such as micro-hydro plants.