The total available power of the (electricity) network in Manokwari district is 44.4MW with a peak load of 32MW.
Manokwari, W Papua (ANTARA) - The Manokwari District Customer Service Implementation Unit (UP3) of state-run electricity provider PT PLN (Persero), West Papua province, has secured electricity supply for the Christmas and New Year holidays throughout the district.

Currently, the availability of electricity supply in the district is sufficient, with a power reserve of 12 megawatts (MW), manager of the unit Fredrik M. Noriwari said here on Monday.

“The total available power of the (electricity) network in Manokwari district is 44.4MW with a peak load of 32MW. Hence, we still have 12MW of power reserve," he informed.

Recently, his unit also carried out a personnel assembly as part of efforts to ensure electricity reliability during the holidays.

"The implementation of the (personnel) assembly shows PLN's commitment to ensuring the reliability of electricity supply during the 2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year celebrations," he said.

A total of 92 personnel will be deployed in a number of working areas of the unit, which include the Manokwari, Prafi, Bintuni, and Wasior areas, he added.

The personnel will remain on standby 24 hours a day during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

In addition to the assembly, PLN’s Manokwari district UP3 has inspected and ensured the readiness of working and supporting equipment.

The office also has increased preparedness by carrying out electricity network maintenance more intensively and ensuring the promptness of personnel’s response to any disturbance.

Noriwari said that his party has equipped the technical personnel with quick-response repair tools.

He also appealed to the personnel to always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, Contact Center PLN 123 will be on standby 24 hours to serve customers. If the customers face problems, such as power outages or have any other complaints, they can report them to the PLN mobile application, he said.

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