Mongi is a 77.6MW hydro power project. It is planned on Mongi river/basin in Morobe, Papua New Guinea. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 77.6 77.6 Announced Morobe, Papua New Guinea PNG Power


The project is being developed and currently owned by PNG Power.

Mongi is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 248m. The project is expected to generate 566 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $670m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 38.8MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

About PNG Power

PNG Power Ltd (PPL), formerly Papua New Guinea Electricity Commission is a power authority focused on power distribution services. The company offers services such as power development systems, generation, transmission, distribution, and retailing of electricity. It generates electricity through renewable energy sources including bio-mass, solar and hydro power generation plants. PPL project portfolio comprises PNG Power Pilot Rooftop Solar Program, Edevu Hydro, Naoro-Brown Hydro Power Project, and Ramu System Power Development. It caters to industrial, commercial, government and domestic customers located in urban centers and in some rural communities of Papua New Guinea. PPL is headquartered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


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