SURABAYA - State owned PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) for the eastern Java region has made a schedule for roling blackouts in 38 districts and cities in the region. The schedule was made in order to inform the people that will be affected by the blackouts in time. The areas will each receive blackouts lasting four to eight hours.
Manager for the distribution department for eastern Java, Sanyoto, said that the rolling blackouts had to be instated to decrease the effect of a dramatic short supply of power in the Java, Bali and Madura power system. It is hoped and expected that the rolling blackouts will prevent an even bigger blackout in the system. The length of the rolling blackouts is not known, but it will last as long as there is a deficit in the supply of power.