15 Sumatra Power Plants Operates Below Capacity

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    TEMPO.CO, Jambi-At least 15 power plants in Sumatra could not operate at full capacity resulting in areas in the island to take their turn to experience blackout, officials said Saturday, October 17.

    In Jambi, central part of the island, alone there are three power plants operating below capacity, said Khairullingga, the Network Assistant Manager of the Jambi branch of PLN.

    Khairullingga, said in the past several months cities in Jambi have taken their turn of being without electricity.

    After the interconnection system of networks, PLN has to rotate blackouts when anyone of the power plants was in trouble, he said on Saturday.

    "There are several regions such as Lampung, Bengkulu, Palembang and Jambi having to experience the inconvenience every day set in rotation by the state power utility PLN," he added.

    Khairullingga , however, gave no reasons for the power plants to operate below capacity in Sumatra.

    Power generating plant in Sumatra are dominated by coal fired power plants, diesel power plant and hydro electric plants.