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UPNG CORE Supports SEAP Annual General Meeting

UPNG CORE understands the critical role of the private sector in developing the new sustainable energy sector in PNG and since 2017 has been supporting the creation of the Solar Energy Association of PNG which will hold its inaugural AGM here at UPNG thanks to support of CORE. Details below about the event


Port Moresby: 29 October 2018


Access to reliable, affordable, clean and a safe supply of electricity is a basic human right. It supports access to quality healthcare and education services, clean water and good communication services to name a few.  In PNG, less than 20% of its population has access to electricity despite its excellent renewable and solar energy resources.


The Solar Energy Association of Papua New Guinea (SEAP) is a registered not-for-profit organisation whose objectives and purposes are to:


  1. Promote the use of Solar Energy in Papua New Guinea
  2. To Create a group that represents the interests of the Solar Energy Industry
  3. To Maintain the highest standards of Industry practices
  4. To Aid in the Electrification of Off Grid Areas
  5. To Provide representation for the Industry in policy development
  6. To support training and education opportunities


Supported by the Pacific Community’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the UPNG Centre of Renewable Energy the Annual General Meeting of the SEAP will be held at Port Moresby on 29 October 2018 at UPNG New Lecture Hall starting at 8am and finishing at 5pm. The AGM will be followed by a 4-day SEIDP Guideline Workshop on Grid-connected and Off-grid PV systems managed by SEAIPI/PPA and coordinated by PNG Power in PNG.


Agenda of the AGM will include:

  1. Importance of SEAP
  2. Challenges and Opportunities of Solar Energy Companies
  3. Current Solar Energy Activities in PNG
  4. Possible Funding Opportunities


Kindly note that the meeting will be followed by training on standards and guidelines for the specifications and installation of on and off-grid solar PV from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November at PNG Power Training College.


This meeting is open to people, businesses, agencies, academics and individuals who are interested in becoming a member of the SEAP and to assist in driving PNG’s sustainable energy development.


Those who are interested in participating in the meeting are kindly asked to register by visiting www.seapng.org or check registration details at www.facebook.com/solarenergypng.


General inquiries may be made to:

Christian Lohberger


Solar Energy Association of PNG

Email:  info@seapng.org



Zha Agabe-Granfar


Solar Energy Association of PNG

Email: info@seapng.org



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