PLN on track for 1,400 km Sumatra grid

State-owned electricity firm PLN is slated to kick off the development of a 1,400 kilometer power transmission grid in Sumatra following a deal with state construction firm Waskita Karya.

The grid, with 500 kilovolts (kV) in capacity, will connect Muara Enim in Jambi to Langsa in Aceh, according to PLN’s Sumatra region director, Amir Rosidi.

“We are targeting that by 2018 or 2019, we will see a connected Sumatra so that when there is any excess electricity supply in the north, we can transfer it to the southern part and vice versa,” Amir said.

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Posted October 26, 2015 by repit in News

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