Our membership is tiered over three levels. Industry membership is open to all entities that have, are, or operate an IPP in PNG and have a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA). Associate membership is available to Government, State-Owned Enterprises, international organisations, potential IPP operators, and other relevant non-IPP organisations. Expert membership is available to energy industry, policy, legal, and otherwise relevant experts to advise the IP3 Industry Group. Applications can be submitted here.


Industry Members


58MW gas-fired power

The gas-fired Port Moresby Power Station


NiuPower is an independent power producer owned jointly by Kumul Petroleum and Oil Search and focused on the development of power generation facilities in PNG fuelled by PNG produced natural gas. NiuPower is currently developing the POM Power Station as their foundation investment.

The POM Power station is a nation building infrastructure project. The POM Power Station uses natural gas supplied by the PNG LNG project to feed six high efficiency Reciprocating Gas engine generators. It will produce 58MW base load power to the Port Moresby power grid through a new 66kV power line and substation network being developed by PNG Power Limited (PPL). The power station reached Mechanical Completion in December 2018 and is currently due to commence commercial operations in March 2019.

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An integrated 30MW biomass + 11MW solar PV power project

PNG Biomass

Markham Valley Biomass Limited is a wholly-owned Oil Search subsidiary that operates the PNG Biomass project as a low carbon, renewable and sustainable energy initiative. The PNG Biomass Project is a single integrated independent power producer business, incorporating a biomass power plant and solar PV farm for generation and its own tree-farming plantations and nursery for long-term fuel supply.

The Project’s goals is to power PNG with domestic low-emission renewable energy through an inclusive economic growth model that empowers local communities. PNG Biomass will use wood chips harvested from sustainably grown trees in surrounding plantations to fuel a 30MW biomass power plant. With an 11MW solar PV farm next to the power plant it will provide 41MW of renewable energy into the Ramu grid, with generation due to commence in 2022.

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14.9MW Hydro power

3.5MW Lower Baiune power station and substation

PNG Forest Products

PNG Forest Products operates three hydro power stations with a combined installed capacity of 14.9MW at Baiune. Firstly a 2.4MW hydro power station was built at Pine Tops and commissioned in 1932, and then the present 3.5MW Lower Baiune and 2.0MW Upper Baiune hydro power stations were built in the mid 1930’s. The Pine Tops station was not rebuilt after WWII. In 2012 PNGFP completed the construction of a new 9.4MW power station at Upper Baiune. This was a major undertaking for the Company and is the first such project in PNG whereby a hydro power station has been built by a private organisation as a commercial venture for the sole purpose of supplying power to PNG Power.

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50MW Edevu Hydro Power Project in Central Province


The Edevu Hydro Power Project is being constructed by PNG Hydro Development Ltd (PNGHDL) in Central Province. The Edevu Project was initiated in 2009 and is expected to generate 50 MW power to boost electricity to all of Central province, parts of Gulf province, and Port Moresby. It will not only benefit residents with power but will also be an alternative source of water. The Edevu Project costs a total of K640million and is anticipated to be complete by 2020.

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54MW internal combustion power

30MW internal combustion electric power plant in Lae

POSCO International

POSCO International supplies 24MW internal combustion electric power to meet the power grid demand through a plant situated in Kanudi, Port Moresby. Upon serving a 15-year contract from 1999 to 2014, it accomplished to secure the basis for stable power production for additional 5 years through successful rehabilitation, operation, maintenance and management by life extension and efficiency enhancement of the power plant. POSCO International also signed another power purchase agreement to establish and operate a 30MW internal combustion electric power plant in Lae, the country's second largest city, which started commercial operation in June 2018, solidifying its position as a independent power producer in Papua New Guinea.