PLN has prepared a zero downtime scenario, especially for the 2021 World Superbike and MotoGP that will be held in 2022
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned electricity company (PLN) has ensured a reliable electrical system during the race at the Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), through zero downtime, or no blackouts even for a second.

PLN Regional Business Director for Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua, and Nusa Tenggara, Syamsul Huda affirmed that the zero downtime-layered electricity system at the Mandalika Circuit will be supplied from three main lines, with a power of 5.19 MVA.

"PLN has prepared a zero downtime scenario, especially for the 2021 World Superbike and MotoGP that will be held in 2022," Huda noted in a statement quoted on Monday.

In addition to the three electricity lines that are currently ready to operate, PLN has prepared a device in the form of an uninterruptible power supply that is currently in the process of realizing zero downtime.

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Huda remarked that the electricity scheme is the company's commitment to providing the best service to support the World Superbike and MotoGP events to run safely and smoothly.

Earlier, PLN had completed all physical work for the electricity infrastructure of the Mandalika Circuit at the end of August 2021 and then conducted a commissioning test in September 2021.

The commissioning test is the final stage of the entire preparation series for PLN to electrify the Mandalika Circuit. The company tests all aspects of the components or equipment that are built, comprising durability, equipment functions, and others.

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In terms of power adequacy, Lombok's electrical system that will supply power to the Mandalika Circuit is currently in a safe condition. The average peak load reaches 270 megawatts, with an available power capacity of 376.8 megawatts.

A power reserve of 106 megawatts is sufficient to meet the electricity requirements in West Nusa Tenggara, including for the World Superbike and MotoGP, Huda stated.

The government had earlier decided that the World Superbike will be held in November.

Three series of events will be held at the Mandalika Circuit: the Asia Talent Cup on November 13-14, 2021, World Superbike on November 19-21, 2021, and preparations for next year's MotoGP.

The government has decided to allow 25 thousand spectators that have been fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, the government necessitates all race participants to undergo a five-day quarantine before the event.

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