Power Crisis Looms for Gas-Short Central Java

Yogyakarta and Central Java risk electricity shortages in 2016 should uncertainty surrounding gas pipeline projects worth hundreds of million of dollars not be resolved soon, government officials have warned.

Supriyono, a spokesman for the Central Java and Yogyakarta office of state power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara, said over the weekend that the peak load of electricity usage in the two provinces currently stood at 3.2 gigawatts (GW).

However, PLN’s grid in the two provinces can only supply a maximum of 2.5 GW he said, adding that Central Java currently relied on supplies from neighboring provinces East Java and West Java to make up the shortfall.

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Posted November 4, 2013 by repit in News

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