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PLN bolsters power supply to touristy southern Bali

  • Norman Harsono
    Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 13, 2020   /   12:43 pm
PLN bolsters power supply to touristy southern Bali State-owned electricity company PLN has connected a third power supply to southern Bali, promising fewer outages in the Nusa Dua seaside resort area and adjacent Pecatu district. (PLN/PLN)

State-owned electricity company PLN has connected a third power supply to southern Bali, promising fewer outages in the Nusa Dua seaside resort area and adjacent Pecatu district.

PLN said the latest power supply came from an electricity substation near Ngurah Rai International Airport in Badung, Bali.

The company connected the airport substation to southern Bali’s power grid on Saturday using a 2.85 circuit kilometer high-voltage underground power line (SKTT). The power line can carry up to 250 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

Connecting the third substation reduced chances of an outage should the others undergo maintenance or shutdowns, said PLN spokesman Agung Murdifi in a statement that day.

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“Nusa Dua and Pecatu are prime destinations. Ngurah Rai airport is the gateway. Thus, we have to ensure the electricity supply,” he said.

PLN plans to install 4,460 circuit kilometers of new power lines this year, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data. 

The company is particularly focused on building electricity transmission infrastructure to high economic activity regions, including tourist hotspots, industrial areas and seaports.