Protecting Indonesia’s electricity grid to prevent power crisis

From David and Goliath to Luke Skywalker and the Death Star, the human race has been reminded again and again that “big things” have “vulnerable points”.

The Indonesian nation’s electrical power grid, sometimes referred to as the nation’s largest machine, is no exception.

So it was little surprise to read foreign reports earlier this year that the coordinated destruction of key substations of the state electricity company PT PLN by terrorists could very effectively knock out power, throughout Sumatra, Java and Bali.

Let’s be very clear, this would not be a flicker of lights, but an outage that could last weeks or even months, a blow to Indonesia’s electricity steeped economy.

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Posted October 29, 2014 by repit in News

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