Visit PLN Ungaran's, Minister Jonan Ensures Electricity Supply Is Secure at Christmas and New Year Thursday December 13, 2018

  • 2018.12.14 Friday
  • 18:55

EMR Communication Team
NUMBER: 0074.Pers / 04 / S7JI / 2018
Date: December 13, 2018


Visit PLN Ungaran's, Minister Jonan Ensures Electricity Supply Is Secure at Christmas and New Year


Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan, today, Thursday (13/12) conduct working visit to PT PLN (Persero) Central Java Load Area (APB) - Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY), in Ungaran, Semarang . This working visit is to monitor the reliability of electricity supply, especially in Central and DIY Java ahead of Christmas and New Year.

The Ungaran APB is a Java Bali Load Management Center (UP2B) sub-unit located in Gandul, Cinere, West Java.

"This activity is to see the readiness of electricity supply that will be used for Christmas and New Year operations. Usually, it is indeed a tourist area, because Central Java, one of the tourist destinations, including DIY, is monitored enough or not," explained Jonan.


It is estimated that in December 2018 the peak load of the Java Bali system tends to decrease compared to the previous months due to year-end holidays and reduced industrial activity.


"Luckily, according to PLN staff’s, there may be many big industries that will reduce activities, so they can be used for additional use or other expenses during Christmas and New Year," explained Jonan.


With many large industries reducing their activities, excess power can be diverted for Christmas and New Year's holiday events. "The Java-Bali interconnection, there should be approximately 30 percent of reserves, so there are no problems, its secure. Nationally there are also relatively no problems," explained Jonan.


PT PLN (Persero) has also alerted officers so that the community can carry out Christmas and New Year holiday activities. "According to PLN's explanation, usually 25 percent of employees must be on standby ," concluded Jonan.

Central Java Regional Business Director PT PLN (Persero) Amir Rosidin said that PLN officials would be on guard at the substations centers and at the location of the highlight of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. While network maintenance for transmission, substations and distribution has also been carried out.


"During Christmas and New Year there is no maintenance, usually we do D-5 and D+ 5, so the last December 20, 2018 is maintenance for the network, and again on January 5, 2019," Amir explained.

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