The Authority oversees the development milestones of stakeholders such as PNG Power Ltd in the extension of the existing electricity grid through Grid Expansion as well as the connection of households already near the grid through Grid Densification.

The Authority will be pursuing preliminary scoping and engineering design for three 66kV grid extension projects, in line with the Government’s Connect PNG plan.

The Authority is engaging with potential developers and providing guidance towards their eventual receival of power generating, transmitting or distributing licenses. Major renewable energy projects being currently coordinated by the Authority include the Fortescue Future Industries Ltd.’s hydro power project in Gulf Province and geothermal energy project in West New Britain Province.