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Parts of Riau without power six times a day PEKANBARU - State owned power company PLN does not seem to be able to supply power to residents of Indonesia. Large parts of Riau, on the island of Sumatra, will be blacked out for many times a day. The reason for this, according to a spokesperson of PLN in the area, are several problems with power stations in northern Sumatra.

"We offer our apologies for power outages that occur at the moment the demand is highest," said an employee of the state-owned company PLN of the Riau region. Suwandi Siregar said that regulated blackouts are scheduled to hit many areas in the region from May 16 throughout May 22. Power will go out for three hours on an end two times a day during this week.

Siregar explained that the power plants in Pauh Limo, Bukit Asam and Borang all have problems at the moment. Combined, they should normally supply some 245 Megawatts of energy. Now, the deficit of power averages at around 25 Megawatts. For Riau this deficit is even larger; between 30 and 35 Megawatts at any given time. Rotating blackouts are something that has to happen.

Suwandi promissed that PLN was to give a period of blackout without any exceptions. Shopping malls and hospitals will also be blacked out and should take their own precautions with generators. "The residents have been informed about the timetable of the blackout as well," he said.


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Posted in Power supply @ 16 May 2010 05:40 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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