Java, Bali to face power crisis soon

Java and Bali, the country’s economic hubs, are heading for an electricity crisis earlier than many had predicted as delays in the operation of several key power plants are expected to curb supply amid soaring demand by industry.

State power company PT PLN warned on Wednesday that the decline in the electricity reserve margin in the Java-Bali area would reach an alarming level in 2016, earlier than a previous forecast of beyond 2018.

PLN director for construction Nasri Sebayang said the reserve margin was currently hovering at 27 percent, already lower than the ideal level of 30 percent.

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Posted August 19, 2014 by repit in News

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