Big businesses build their own power plants

Several large companies have developed their own power plants amid growing concerns over electricity shortages, particularly in Java and Bali, the country’s major economic hubs.

Meanwhile, smaller companies have no choice but to close their businesses.

Indonesian Textile Association (API) chairman Ade Sudrajat said the group had sent warnings three years ago to notify affected parties of the looming electricity crisis.

He added that the notifications were a response to a reduction in the supply of electricity from state company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to industrial consumers — particularly in West Java — from 380 volts to 340 volts.

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Posted August 19, 2014 by repit in News

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