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Electricity rates up 20% at least: PLN

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 10 2009   /  09:45 am

State power firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN) plans to put average electricity rates up by 20 percent next year after the House of Representatives rejected PLN’s  proposed levels for margins and subsidies.PLN president director Fahmi Mochtar told reporters Wednesday that there were four scenarios being considered, “all of the scenarios focus on increasing the rates by between 20 to 30 percent”.PLN currently imposes 34 different electricity rates on five categories of customers: households, social facilities, the government, commercial business and manufacturers. Rate increases would vary depending on   these categories, he said, “for example, the increase for small households may be less than 20 percent, while for the business customers it may be more”.Mohamad S. Hidayat, chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), said tariff in...