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Jakarta Post

Residents complain of recurrent blackouts

  • Lita Aruperes

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 9 2016   /  06:37 am

Customers of state-run electricity company PLN’s North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and Gorontalo (Suluttenggo) branches have been complaining over recurrent blackouts lasting two to three hours.

Bahtin Rasak, who lives on Jl. Sea, Malalayang subdistrict, expressed disappointment over the situation, especially since blackouts had occurred just as fasting Muslims were about to have their sahur (predawn meal).

“These blackouts disrupt our activity,” Bahtin said, Wednesday.

Nancy Tigau of Maumbi expressed similar concern considering North Sulawesi was equipped with the 50 megawatt (MW) Zeynep Sultan Marine Vessel Power Plant (MVVP).

“With the vessel power plant the regions have an electricity surplus. So why are blackouts occurring every day?” Nancy said in annoyance.

Yoseph Ikanubun of Kinali subdistrict, Minahasa regency, was disappointed that...