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Papua New Guinea Solar Plant

Papua New Guinea Solar Plant Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sarah Friend

Approved – in negotiation

Type: Energy
Country: Papua New Guinea

In 2020, Australia approved financing for a large scale Solar Plant in Papua New Guinea to be developed in partnership with PNG Power Ltd. The original site was planned for Markham Valley, Morobe Province but proved unsuitable during feasibility assessments. The location for the proposed site remains in negotiation. Further updates on this project will be provided through this website.

Australia remains committed to supporting the construction of Papua New Guinea’s first utility scale solar power plant.


AIFFP contribution

To be determined

Delivery partners

Project partners
PNG Power Ltd


The proposed solar plant is part of a broader suite of Australian investments under the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership that will build new power plants, expand the electricity grids and connect households, schools, clinics and businesses to electricity for the first time, right across Papua New Guinea.