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Jakarta Post

Java-Bali electricity to get additional 3,000 MW supply

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 22, 2019   /   01:05 pm
Java-Bali electricity to get additional 3,000 MW supply Technicians with state-owned electricity company PLN replace a damaged isolator in Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

State-owned electricity company PLN will operate three steam-fueled power plants (PLTU) late this year and early next year that will produce 1,000 megawatts (MW) each and will be used as an additional supply for the Java-Bali electricity system (PJB), according to PJB operational director Sugiyanto.

The three power plants are PLTU Java 7 Unit 1 in Bojonegara, Banten and PLTU Cilacap Expansion 2 in Central Jakarta, the commercial operations of which will begin October, as well as PLTU Java 7 Unit 2, which will be operated in early, 2020, he said as quoted by on Friday.

“With the operation of the two power plants, the Java-Bali electricity system will get additional supply of 2,000 MW from PLTU Cilacap Expansion 2 and PLTU Java 7 Unit 1 in late 2019, as well as 1,000 MW electricity from PLTU Java 7, Unit 2 in early 2020,” he said.

With the operation of three power plants, the capacity of the Java-Bali electricity system will increase from 11,000 MW to 14,000 MW in early 2020.

He said the Java-Bali electricity system would also get an additional supply from other smaller power plants this year, including PLTU Lontar Unit 4, Banten 315 MW, Block 2 PLTG Grati, East Java 160 MW, and Steam Turbine PLTGU Tanjung Priok Blok M, Jakarta 200 MW.

“This will help strengthen electricity supply in the Java-Bali interconnection. […] the margin reserve will increase to 30 percent,” Sugiyarto said.

He added that East Java was rich in power resources and that it supplied 2,000 MW to Central Java, West Java and 500 MW electricity to Bali.(bbn)