Bright Indonesia program in W. Papua near completion

Bright Indonesia program in W. Papua near completion

Photo illustration of solar panel industry in PT LEN, Bandung, West Java. (ANTARA FOTO/Novrian Arbi)

All have been in operation, two units in Aifat Barat district and one in the district of Kucwer."
Manokwari (ANTARA News) - The rural electrification program of the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry in West Papua is near completion.

Under the program called Bright Indonesia, a number of power plants have been built including in the regencies of Maybrat, Kaimana, Raja Ampat and Manokwari, head of the provincial mining and energy office Yohan Abraham Tulus said here on Wednesday.

Yohan said in Maybrat, the ESDM ministry had built small hydro power plants in three villages each with a capacity of 50 kilowatts.

"All have been in operation, two units in Aifat Barat district and one in the district of Kucwer," he said.

In the regency of Kaimana, a solar power plant was builtin the village of Bamana Teluk Etna with a capacity of 30 KWP. In the regency of Raja Ampat there are two unit of solar power plant each with a capacity of 20 KWP in the Jembekwan of the Miosmansar district, and one with a capacity of 15 KWP in the village of Kabadiri of the Sukmin district.

In Manokwari, solar power plants are concentrated in Arfai of the Manokwari Selatan district and village of Marina in the district of Manokwari Barat, each with a capacity of 1 megawatt.

Yohan said construciton of solar power plants in the two locations is still underway expected to be completed in 2017.

"The solar power plants would reduce the deficit in power supply from the state power utility PLN," he said.
(Uu.H-ASG/O001)

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