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PLN shuts down 15 electricity substations in Jakarta following heavy rain

  • Norman Harsono
    Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 24, 2020   /   05:31 pm
PLN shuts down 15 electricity substations in Jakarta following heavy rain PLN workers inspect a substation following the New Year's flood that inundated parts of Greater Jakarta and Banten. (PLN/PLN)

State-owned electricity company PLN has shut down 15 electricity substations, many in North Jakarta, following heavy rainfall across the capital on Friday.

PLN Jakarta general manager Tris Yanuarsyah said in a statement that the substations were shutoff as of 2:00 p.m. “for the sake of protecting residents from electric shocks.”

The affected areas include neighborhoods around Jl. Batu Tulis, Jl. Kepu Utara, Jl. Cempaka Putih Barat and Jl. Cempaka Putih Tengah in Central Jakarta, Villa Gading Indah and Jl. Kapuk Kamal in North Jakarta and Jl. Kamal Indah in West Jakarta, among other areas.

The company urged residents in the affected areas to turn off their circuit breakers, unplug electronic devices and store such devices on high ground away from the water. PLN’s contact center is available at 123.

Flooding occurred in many parts of Jakarta as a result of heavy rain early Friday morning, according to data from the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). The agency recorded 54 inundated areas across the capital, of which 28 are located in North Jakarta.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has forecast heavy rain for Jakarta from Jan. 24 to Jan. 29, and has issued a flood warning for the capital for Jan. 24 and 25.