Papua New Guinea (PNG) celebrated a significant milestone in its renewable energy journey as the Edevu Hydropower Reservoir Impoundment was successfully launched on Friday, 21st of April, 2023. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of PNG, Chinese and Malaysian Ambassadors to PNG, representatives from the Australian and Swiss governments, several Ministers, Vice Ministers, Members and Provincial and District Members.
The Edevu Hydropower Plant is PNG's largest commercial hydropower station, generating 54MW of electricity to supplement the capital's 140MW electricity demand. This renewable energy project involves the construction of a hydropower facility that will harness the region's rainfall to generate electricity.
The impoundment marks the completion of the dam construction and is a major step forward for Papua New Guinea Hydro Development Ltd (PHD). The ceremony ended with the Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, Central Govenor Hon.Rufina Peter and PNG Hydro Development Founder, Mr.Allan Guo unveiling a plaque stating the impoundment date and giving the command for the diversion tunnel gate to be closed.
The Edevu Hydropower project has been in the works for fourteen (14) years, with many highs and lows.
A brief Timeline to see our Progress over the Years
The successful launch of the impoundment is a testament to our commitment to transitioning to environmentally friendly methods and switching from fossil fuel dependency to green methods.The Edevu Hydropower Reservoir Impoundment marks a significant milestone in PNG's renewable energy journey. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of all those involved in the project, a step forward in harnessing the abundant rainfall of the region to generate electricity and transitioning to environmentally friendly methods.