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Jakarta seeks to install more solar panels following blackout

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, August 8, 2019   /  02:44 pm
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Solar panels are expected to be installed on houses in Jakarta.(Shutterstock/File)

Sunday’s citywide blackout has prompted the Jakarta administration to boost the installation of solar panels, with residents having the option of selling excess electricity produced to state-run electricity company PLN. “We are formulating standard operating procedures for an electrical emergency. […] We have discussed several strategic measures, including promoting the use of solar panels,” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said at City Hall on Wednesday. “We want to have more electricity generators, power plants readily available everywhere throughout the city. Sunshine is one of the most available [energy] sources in a city like Jakarta, either for residential or office buildings,” he added. Anies said he had already discussed solar panels with Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan last week, prior to the prolonged power outag...