PNG Capital’s Governor Plans Waste To Energy Project

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PNG Capital’s Governor Plans Waste To Energy Project Parkop hopes to generate electricity with methane from city waste

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, April 30, 2014) – PNG National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop plans to use methane gas produced from city waste to produce electricity.

He said Port Moresby was experiencing power blackouts regularly.

Parkop signed a K12.3 million contract with Kana Constructions to construct an internationally recognised sanitary landfill at the Baruni Dump.

Technical aid and expertise are from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

"I am planning to use the methane gas produced to power the city of Port Moresby if PNG Power cannot supply efficient power supply regularly throughout the year," he said.

He said power blackouts in the city were too often which was "unacceptable in a growing city".

"We have the money but something is wrong with PNG Power. It cannot perform to international standards and this is a disgrace to the Government and the nation," he said.

Parkop said he had spoken to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill about the power blackouts in the city on Monday and was assured him that the Government was working to fix the power outage in the country.

"I urge the government to find a short-term solution and work for a medium and long term solution that includes gas and hydro-power."

"It is morally wrong for a nation exporting gas to have constant power problems in the capital city, it is totally unacceptable," he said.

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