Electricity supply in Java down as major power plants disrupted

The country’s main island, Java, is facing a power deficit as electricity supply is down following disruptions at several big power plants and non-functioning hydropower plants on account of a lack of water during the dry season.

The electricity reserves margin for the Java-Bali power grid was currently minimal, said state-owned electricity firm PLN’s acting corporate communication head, Bambang Dwiyanto. Moreover, the Java-Bali power grid was in a deficit of 1,000 megawatts (MW) on Thursday.

“There was a deficit because big power plants experienced disruptions. The situation improved on Friday and there were no blackouts. But we are running with very limited supply and the reserves margin has been used because of a lack of supply from the big power plants,” Bambang said on Friday.

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Posted November 2, 2015 by repit in News

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