Revolving blackouts loom as power shortages worsen

Rotating blackouts may continue affecting parts of Indonesia in coming months, as the nation’s electricity system is expected to further weaken, with supply from new power plants failing to meet rising demand and older plants reportedly being shut down.

According to data from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s directorate general for electricity, the additional supply from plants newly built by state-owned electricity firm PLN and independent power producers stood at 1,491 megawatts as of October this year, less than half of a target to have additional 3,868 MW installed in the full year of 2015. Given the low supply, some areas have reported experiencing supply deficits.

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Posted November 11, 2015 by repit in News

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