The Authority is responsible for the development of renewable energy resources through the coordination of the National Electrification Roll-Out Plan (NEROP) to achieve the Government’s goal of attaining 70% electricity access by 2030 and 100% by 2050 as expressed in the National Energy Policy 2017 – 2017, the Development Strategic Plan 2010 – 2030 and consistent with Vision 2050.


In the implementation of the NEROP, the Authority is working alongside stakeholders and development partners to expand electricity access in the country using multiple modalities which include mini-grid and stand-alone solar, mini hydro, wind and hybrid systems.

Implementation sites for off-grid projects include those that have been identified in the National Rural Electric Corporative Association (NRECA) report as well as those to be identified in house.

The Authority is also engaged in developing and piloting mini grid projects for rural electrification which will be driven from initiation through to project completion.


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.