Indonesia to get 42,000 megawatts of extra power supply

The construction of the power plants with a combined capacity of 42,000 megawatts will cost Rp1,100 trillion, of which Rp608 trillion will be contributed by PLN and Rp508 trillion by the private sector.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government plans to build more power plants with a combined capacity of 42,000 megawatts across the country in the next five years.

"In the next five years, between 2015 and 2019, we will build power plants with a combined capacity of 42,000 megawatts. Power plants with a capacity of 14,000 megawatts will be built by PLN, while those with a capacity of 28,000 megawatts will be built by private companies. The plants built as part of this project will include a transmission range of 42,000 kilometers and 1,000 relay stations," Sofyan Bashir, president director of state electricity company PLN, told the press at the Presidential Office here on Tuesday evening.

The construction of the power plants with a combined capacity of 42,000 megawatts will cost Rp1,100 trillion, of which Rp608 trillion will be contributed by PLN and Rp508 trillion by the private sector.

Hopefully, there will also be additional power supply of 10,000 megawatts in December 2015. The use of local content in the power plants will be increased, he stated.

Additional power supply of 35,000 megawatts will be distributed among islands across Indonesia, with Sumatra receiving 9,000 megawatts, Java and Kalimantan receiving 2,000 megawatts and Sulawesi receiving 2,700 megawatts.

Furthermore, Bashir said President Joko Widodo asked PLN to pay attention to the use of local content in the construction of the power plants.

"The president has asked us to pay attention to the local content and maintain quality," he pointed out.(*)

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