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Jakarta Post

PLN completes Sulawesi power grid, saving Rp 44 billion a month

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 21, 2019   /  01:20 pm
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Workers conduct regular maintenance on a section of the Java-Bali extra high-voltage power line in Suralaya, Cilegon Banten. State-owned electricity company PLN has completed the construction of a power transmission network connecting the provinces of Central, South, West and Southeast Sulawesi.(Antara/Asep Fathulrahman)

State-owned utility company PLN has completed the construction of an extra high-voltage power transmission network connecting electricity grids in the provinces of Central, South, West and Southeast Sulawesi, a project the company expects will save millions of dollars and facilitate higher electricity consumption, particularly in the latter province. The 3,767-circuit kilometers power transmission network, with 5,687 transmission towers and 47 substations with a capacity of 2,648 mega volt amps  (MVA) is the first stage of PLN’s extra-high voltage project in Sulawesi, dubbed the Sulawesi electricity transmission toll project. PLN said in a statement on Thursday that the operation of the interprovince power grid could save the company Rp 44 billion (US$3.11 million) in operation costs each month from deactivating at least four diesel-fired power generators in the Kolaka, ...