Korean company installs K4mil solar power plant at Central school


THE Korea Southern Power Company Limited has installed and commissioned a 20-kilowatt solar power plant at the Mount Diamond Adventist Secondary School in Central.
Company vice-president Park Seog Ho said the solar power plant cost around K4 million and was a gift to the school and the people of Papua New Guinea.
“KOSPO is one of the top 10 power companies and we are also the leading power company in Korea, having many power projects across the globe,” Park said.
“Though this is a small project we are giving to the school, we believe it will go a long way to meet the school’s electricity demand, especially in supporting the teachers and the students to do their night studies and use for other purposes that require electricity.”
School principal Martin Seve thanked the company, the Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency, Korean embassy and the Department of Petroleum and Energy for selecting Mount Diamond as the beneficiary school for the project.
“I believe this is the first project KOSPO is implementing in Papua New Guinea and I am very grateful that we have been chosen,” Seve said. “This is a blessing and a gift from God to us because power blackouts have been constant over the last eight years.
“The blackouts, at times, affect students’ studies and learning as well as teachers preparing for lessons and other academic programmes.”

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