People’s Power Could Be Coming to Indonesia

Indonesia–In not too distant future, Indonesian households may be able to sell electricity to the nation’s state-run utility to help it cope with supply shortages.

The deal will involve solar power, something the national energy monopoly, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), has started to weigh as a source of alternative power in tropical Indonesia. ‎Now, the government is preparing the legal framework that will encourage Indonesians to install solar cells on the roofs of their homes to generate electricity, said Rida Mulyana, Director General of Renewable Energy at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. Under the planned regulation, being drafted with the help of the Asian Development Bank, individuals could connect their solar cells to the electricity grid run by PLN and sell the company power.

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Posted May 8, 2015 by repit in News

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