Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • weather-icon


    26℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon


    25℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon


    25℃ - 31℃

  • weather-icon


    26℃ - 30℃

PLN begins repairs for electrical system in Lombok after quake

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, August 6, 2018 | 04:59 pm
PLN begins repairs for electrical system in Lombok after quake A child sits on top of luggage at Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara on Aug. 6. as tourists line up to leave Lombok after an earthquake hit the island. (Reuters/Beawiharta)

State-owned electricity company PLN has begun repairing the electrical system in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the area on Sunday evening, causing a large-scale blackout.

PLN spokesperson I Made Suprateka said priority was given to East Lombok and North Lombok, areas close to the earthquake's epicenter.

“PLN is quickly conducting inventory work to check on the conditions of its assets at all power plants so that electricity services in the area can immediately return,” Made said on Monday as quoted by

He said he was coordinating with PLN officials in Bali and East Java about bringing in help as PLN's West Nusa Tenggara branch was in need of more personnel and equipment to return power to the region.

The powerful earthquake, which claimed more than 90 lives, seriously affected the electrical system, particularly on Bima and Sumbawa islands.

Only 50 megawatts (MW) of power was unaffected out of a total of 220 MW of electricity that usually powers the area. (acr/bbn)

Join the discussions