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Jakarta Post

PLN to start supplying electricity in Timor Leste border area by year-end

  • Ayomi Amindoni
    Ayomi Amindoni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 7, 2016   /  06:39 pm
PLN to start supplying electricity in Timor Leste border area by year-end Maintenance – A worker carries out a routine panel inspection at the 150 KV Mampang Dua electrical relay station in Jakarta on Sept.29. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)

State electricity company PLN is ready to supply electricity to areas on Indonesia-Timor Leste borders by the end of this year.

PLN is constructing power facilities in three transboundary posts (PLBN), targeted to completed in the end of 2016, on Indonesia-Timor Leste borders in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). They are PLBN Motaain, PLBN Wini and PLBN Matomasin.

NTT-chapter PLN general manager Richard Safkaur said the company supported the supplying of electricity to the three PLBN, with the hope that locals could enjoy electricity, eventually leading to increases in the region’s economy.

"Everything is still on schedule and hopefully, the construction can be carried out faster," Richard said in a statement on Friday.

He also hoped all parties involved could work well and complete the construction on time. "PLN is also prepared to supply electricity in line with the specifications that have been set," he went on.

The company says the construction of a power facility and its electrical connection with a power supply capacity of 555 kVA in PLBN Motaain is complete.

Meanwhile, the power facility construction in PLBN Wini with a capacity of 240 kVA is expected to be completed in the second week of October. The construction of a power facility with a capacity of 555 kVA at PLBN Motamasin is expected to finish in the second week of November. (ebf)


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