The National Energy Council (DEN) will push the government to split up state electricity firm PT. PLN into several companies in order to better serve the country’s population of around 250 million people.
The council will try to include such proposals in the National Energy Policy (KEN) that it will outline, DEN member Tumiran told a seminar on energy in Jakarta on Thursday (17/9).
“We are fully aware that our 250 million people in 17,000 islands cannot be served by one power company only,” Tumiran said as reported by Detik.com.
Accordingly, DEN is thinking about breaking up PLN into PLN Sumatera, PLN Java Bali, PLN Kalimantan, PLN Sulawesi and so on, according to Tumiran.