National power supply in
dire straits: PLN

The supply of electricity in Indonesia was very limited, state-run power company PLN president director Dahlan Iskan says. There was enough power to meet Indonesia’s short-term needs, he said Tuesday.

Dahlan said PLN has encountered power shortages in 250 regions, including 243 locations in eastern Indonesia.

Lombok had suffered a 40-megawatt power crisis because of damaged generators, he said.

However, PLN had managed to address the crisis and minimize scheduled blackouts.

“Fortunately, our experts were able to repair the generators, ending the crisis by June 30,” Dahlan said in Mataram as quoted by kompas.com.

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