Saturday, 14 December 2019

Jokowi to Visit PLN Office following Major Blackout

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  • A traditional market is seen during a major power blackout in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 4, 2019. Indonesia's state power company PLN estimated on Sunday it would take several hours to restore power to Jakarta after a major blackout, blaming technical issues for cutting power to tens of millions of people in the capital and surrounding provinces. REUTERS/Fransiska Nangoy

    A traditional market is seen during a major power blackout in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 4, 2019. Indonesia's state power company PLN estimated on Sunday it would take several hours to restore power to Jakarta after a major blackout, blaming technical issues for cutting power to tens of millions of people in the capital and surrounding provinces. REUTERS/Fransiska Nangoy

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, on today's morning, August 5 will visit the central office of state-run electricity firm PLN in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta after a long-hour blackout on Sunday, August 4 crippled several provinces.

    Tempo observed the company’s office was flocked by police officers, Indonesian Military (TNI), and the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres).

    The firm’s Vice President of Public Relations, Dwi Suryo Abdullah did not disclose the exact time. “I’m sorry, I’m currently visiting the TNI commander,” he told Tempo.

    Previously, the firm’s acting director Sripeni Inten Cahyani explained the power outage in West Java, Jakarta, and Banten was caused by strings of disruptions in the extra high voltage 500 kV transmission of Ungaran - Pemalang.

    "PLN has taken its best efforts and will have an internal evaluation to prevent recurrence of today's incident," Cahyani said in Depok, Sunday, August 4.

    Tempo was informed that the President will arrive at 09:00 a.m. Jakarta time, but it is not certain yet.

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