Posted on November 14, 2023

PME proud to once again be the major sponsor for the PNG Tennis Team


The team here at PME are proud to announce we are again sponsoring the PNG Tennis team, this time to the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.

We are pleased to be associated with PNG Tennis as they are also focused on junior development, sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical fitness. Participation in sports helps build self-esteem, confidence, and can motivate children to excel academically and build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting and perseverance. Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life.


Posted on November 1, 2023

QLD PNG Kokomos Win the QPICC Cup

PME would like to congratulate the QLD PNG Kokomos on winning the QPICC Cup.
We are a proud sponsor and its a pleasure being associated with such a fantastic event.
The men’s final was a thrilling match, with the PNG side retaining the trophy with a close 12-8 victory over Samoa.
The two nations have built a healthy rivalry over recent years, having met in the final three times now. The two nations have also enjoyed a strong showing in the men’s grand final, with either Samoa or PNG featuring in the deciding match in every QPICC bar the inaugural final in 2013.
As well as the action on the field, the sharing and showcasing of culture off the field was another highlight and key component of the carnival, with the opening ceremony on Friday night a particularly special event.
Posted on December 2, 2020

How to reduce your energy bill: 6 handy tips


Have you received any expensive energy bills lately?

It’s called ‘bill shock’ when you receive an unexpectedly high bill. But good news – there are ways to avoid it. In this article, we break down six handy tips that’ll help you slash your energy bill and kick some goals for the environment too.

Let’s begin!


1. Install insulation

Insulation is a cost-effective way to improve the temperature efficiency of your building or home, allowing you to use less electricity for heating or cooling.

In an adequately insulated building, less warm air escapes during the winter months, and less cold air escapes during the summer months.
You can install insulation in your floors, walls, roof to keep your home or building comfortable and your energy use down.

Think of it as an investment that will pay you back in 5-6 years.

2. Replace old whitegoods with energy-efficient models

Today’s whitegoods are made to run efficiently, not guzzle electricity up by the megawatt. When you go shopping for your next television, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, fridge or freezer, be sure to inspect the star rating. The more stars the more energy you save.

Replacing old household appliances such as whitegoods (that are in constant use in most homes and businesses) can have a significant impact on electricity use.



3. Turn appliances off at the switch

Don’t leave your appliance on standby – if they’re not running. Appliances like televisions, washing machines and dryers don’t need to be on standby.

Here’s a list of everyday household gadgets draining energy on standby:

  •   Gaming consoles and entertainment devices, e.g. soundbars, stereos etc.
  •   Microwave ovens and kitchen appliances, e.g. coffee machine
  •   Computers and printers
  •   Washing machines and dryers
  •   Chargers, e.g. phone, vacuum, speaker, kindle etc.


4.Set your thermostat to the right temperature

Did you know that reducing your thermostat by just one degree can wipe 10% off your usage? It’s true.

The ideal temperature for heating is 17-19 degrees. While in summer for cooling, it’s 24-26 degrees.

When it comes to staying warm, close open cracks and crevices to keep the warm air inside. Conversely, when it gets hot, try to aid your building or room’s air conditioner with some ceiling or pedestal fans.



5. Use light right

When it comes to lights, it pays to be switched on. Here are three timeless tips:

  1. The most energy-efficient lightbulb is the LED lightbulb.
  2. Turn off lights in rooms that you’re not using
  3. Embrace natural light during the day


6. Use cold water

Whether it’s your washing machine, dishwasher (or even the shower), you can save a bundle by not using the hot water setting. Heating water uses electricity – a lot of it. And while we’re on water, make sure you recycle it where you can and fix leaky taps. Every little bit adds up.



Implement these tips and save!

There you have it – six handy tips to help your business or home save money and reduce your energy consumption. Now get saving!


Call PME today for all your electrical and safety needs

Do you need an electrician you can rely on? When electrical systems go haywire, it can wreak havoc with safety, bringing operations to an abrupt halt and costing thousands. That’s why you need a trusted partner with over 50 years’ experience.

What’s more, PME also offers maintenance, compliance and testing, and scheduled servicing, to keep your business running smoothly. Call us today on +675 325 3533

Posted on December 6, 2019

Electrical maintenance this festive season and beyond

electrical maintenance feature
Does your business complete routine maintenance on its electrical infrastructure?

If not, then it’s most likely costing you money and jeopardising the safety of your staff. 

The benefits of regular maintenance include reducing the risk of interruptions and distractions, lowering electrical repair costs, increased employee safety and an increase in energy efficiency (lower energy bill).

In this blog article, we will discuss what electrical maintenance is, why it’s important, and how it will help your business this festive season and into the next year. 

Posted on October 8, 2019

Aging Electrical Infrastructure and Our Future

Aging Electrical Infrastructure

Aging is like a fine wine. This is not something to be said about Papua New Guinea’s electrical infrastructure. Since PNG is a developing nation, upgrades can often be overlooked in favour of new projects.

Posted on September 3, 2019

Safety audits of plumbing businesses performing electrical work


Plumbers who perform electrical work under their QBCC trade contractor licence are deemed to hold an electrical contractor licence. The Electrical Safety Office is auditing plumbers performing restricted electrical work as part of their business to ensure they are meeting their electrical safety duties.


Posted on August 22, 2019

Segregation of telecommunications and electrical cabling


Electrical contractors, electrical workers and metering providers involved in the roll out of smart meters must ensure that antenna/communication wiring systems are suitably segregated from electrical wiring in accordance with the Wiring Rules.

Posted on August 21, 2019

Unterminated cables can cause electric shock

Cables - High voltage installations Port Moresby, PNG

Live unterminated cables are a serious risk to everyone, not just electrical workers. These cables are often the result of someone failing to ensure all electrical equipment in an installation has been connected. Live unterminated cables can often remain undetected as the usual electrical tests may not always identify them. This is why your visual inspection is essential, and why the Wiring Rules requires it to be performed before conducting further tests.