PLN: 29m Get Subsidized Electricity They’re Not Entitled To

State-owned electricity firm PLN says 29 million of its customers are wrongfully enjoying subsidized electricity, causing trillions of rupiah of losses to the company.

In Indonesia, households who subscribe to Perusahaan Listrik Negera’s 450-volt and 900-volt electricity packages are being subsidized by the government. However, according to Mambang Hertadi, the deputy manager for communications at the Jakarta and Tangerang office of PLN, there are a total of 44 million customers enjoying the subsidized electricity rate even though only 15 million customers are actually living in poverty, rightfully entitling them to the subsidy.

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Posted September 25, 2015 by repit in News

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