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Sabtu, 24 Maret 2018



The Minister of EMR Appreciated PT PLN in Overcoming Nias Blackout

JAKARTA – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources appreciated the fast response of PT PLN (Persero) in overcoming the blackout happened in Nias Islands, North Sumatra Province due to the cessation of two Diesel Engine Power Plant (PLTD) 2 x 10 MW. Both machines are located in Moawo 10 MW and Idanoi 10 MW.  

PLN is conducting several efforts in overcoming the blackout such as by sending generator set all over the areas of North Sumatra and also borrowing generator set from West Sumatra areas. The generator set sent to Nias is 17 generator sets in total capacity of 1, 25 MVA. The generator sets were taken from all over areas in North Sumatra such as from Sibolga 6x50 kVa, Binjai 3x100 kVA, Pematang Siantar 1x100 kVA, Padang Sidimpuan 2x100 kVA + 50 kVA, Medan 1x100 kVA, Lubuk Pakam 1x100 kVA, Rantau Prapat 1x100 kVA.
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Sudirman Said requested PT PLN to maintain the public trust and keep improving the quality of the service. “We have to keep the public trust by improving the service quality because this is the essence of public service,” affirmed Sudirman.

The Minister Sudirman also requested the public to understand the condition of Indonesian, especially those living outermost and foremost islands and also east part Indonesia that are un-electrified. “The high gap between living in big cities and living in villages should awake us to understand the importance of the right subsidy. It should be a movement,” continued Sudirman. Sudirman also asked PT PLN to coordinate with Regional Government and any other related sides to anticipate and overcome every problem well. (AK)