Tuesday, 20 March, 2012 | 14:46 WIB
PLN to Build World’s Highest Tower
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The government will build the highest electricity tower in the world to facilitate electricity supply for Java and Bali. State-owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said the 376-meter high tower would be built in Banyuwangi, East Java and Gilimanuk, Bali.
The construction will begin this year and will be completed by 2014 at a cost of Rp500 billion. The electricity power is estimated to reach 3,000 MW. “With such power, it will meet the electricity need in Bali for the next 25 years,” he said.
The project is called Bali Crossing and is expected to solve electricity supply problems from Java to Bali. So far, supply for Bali flows through undersea cables. However, due to strong currents only two networks out of nine are still intact. “Last year we put another one, so there are three now,” he said.
PLN has been struggling to meet electricity demand in Bali because the distance between the power plant in Paiton, Probolinggo, East Java, is 240 kilometers away.
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