Power Grid Needs a Jump-Start

Indonesia needs more than 35,000 megawatts of additional electricity supply in the next five years to support the 7 percent economic growth, the target set by President Joko Widodo.

Southeast Asia’s largest economy now has nearly 52,000 MW of installed electricity capacity nationwide to support its population of over 250 million people.

About 91 percent of current capacity is comes from power plants built and owned by state-run utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara, while the rest comes from other sources including independent power producers (IPP), who sell the electricity to PLN.

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Posted November 6, 2014 by repit in News

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