PLN: Java-Bali Electricity System Has Been Fixed



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaState-run electricity firm PLN assured all Java-Bali electricity systems have returned to normal in line with the transmission of power supply from several plants with a total capacity of 12,378 megawatts (MW). As many as 23 extra-high voltage substations (GITET) has also been operated.

    The recovery effort in Jakarta succeeded on Monday, August 5, at 17:50 WIB. On the same day, the recovery in Banten completed at 21:20 WIB and West Java at 23:27 WIB.

    As of Tuesday, August 6, the electricity load in the three provinces amounted to 13,674 MW with a capable power of 15,378 MW.

    Alhamdulillah (All praise to God), all electricity systems have returned to normal, and we will further preserve this stable system,” said the corporate’s acting president director Sripeni Inten Cahyani in an official statement, Tuesday, August 6.

    Previously, the SOE announced it will compensate all customers affected by the blackout in the form of discount.

    Customers who are subjected to floating electricity tariff (tariff adjustment) will get a 35 percent discount, while those with a flat tariff (non-tariff adjustment) will earn a 20 percent off. The discount will be valid for the next month’s bill payment.

    Prepaid customers, meanwhile, will get the same amount of discount for tariff adjustment category. The compensation will be provided in the next purchase. The amount of the compensation can be seen from the account bill or the receipt of prepaid token purchase.

    As for premium customers, PLN will grant compensation based on the service level agreement (SLA).