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Oil subsidy set at Rp81 trillion in revised 2015 budget The Indonesian government has set a fuel subsidy of only Rp81 trillion in the 2015 revised budget, down from Rp276 trillion set previously in the 2015 budget. "The value includes carryover debt from last year totaling Rp25 trillion to Pertamina," Finance Minister Bambang Soemantri Brodjonegoro stated here on Friday.

Posted in Economy @ 09 January 2015 20:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House passes geothermal bill into law The House of Representatives (DPR) on Tuesday passed a geothermal energy bill into law, replacing law number 27 of 2003. All factions in the House agreed to the passage of the government-initiated bill into law during a plenary meeting.

Posted in Politics @ 26 August 2014 22:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Island-wide power blackout hits Bali Bali experienced an island-wide power outage on Saturday night, July 12, 2014 that started just before 9:00 p.m. local time with electricity only returning to Sanur, in Bali’s south, at midnight.The deputy spokesman for the State Power Board (PT PLN) for East Java, Arkad Matulu, blamed a “technical disturbance” for the power outage.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 July 2014 04:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian citizens overseas to give votes earlier The Indonesian citizens overseas will vote for the Indonesian presidential elections on July 4--6, 2014 earlier than the July 9 presidential elections in the country, a general election commissioner said.

Posted in Elections @ 03 July 2014 09:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


State Enterprises Ministry urged to assess PLN`s performance The State Enterprises Ministry must evaluate the performance of state electricity company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), following power cuts in several parts of Jakarta on Monday, noted a lawmaker.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 May 2014 23:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President: 'PLN to resolve power shortage in North Sumatra' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had asked the relevant institutions to resolve power shortage in North Sumatra so that the people would not experience rotating power outage.

Posted in Power supply @ 02 April 2014 17:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of workers to take to streets of Jakarta Around 10 thousands of workers, grouped in the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Union (KSPI), will take to the streets of Jakarta on Wednesday to demand improvement of their fate.

Posted in Protests @ 10 April 2013 10:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Artificial rain demand increasing The Indonesian Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) receives increasing demand of artificial rain to increase the water volume in a number of dams to anticipate an imminent dry season.

Posted in Weather @ 07 March 2013 15:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods affects some telecommunication infrastructure facilities The Ministry of Communications and Information said some telecommunications infrastructure facilities in flood-affected locations in Jakarta were still off due to floods.

Posted in Flooding @ 21 January 2013 14:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Electricity tariff hike to save Rp14 trillion subsidized budget The electricity tariff hike by 14 to 15 percent this year is predicted to save a subsidy budget of Rp14 trillion, an official said.

Posted in Economy @ 18 January 2013 14:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Electricity rate hike to weaken laborers' purchasing power An increase in the price of electricity beginning this month will reduce the purchasing power of laborers, Said Iqbal, the president of the Indonesian Workers Unions Confederation (KSPI) said.

Posted in Economy @ 03 January 2013 17:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister asks anti-graft body to investigate state power firm State-owned Enterprise Minister Dahlan Iskan supported a proposal by lawmakers to have the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) review state electricity firm PLN`s losses of Rp37.6 trillion.

Posted in Corruption @ 13 November 2012 23:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN installs solar cells at Indonesia-Timor Leste border posts State electricity company PT PLN has installed solar cells at 31 border posts between Indonesia and Timor Leste in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), according to East Nusa Tenggara PLN General Manager Richard Safkau.

Posted in Power supply @ 30 October 2012 14:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali connected to Java power grid before 2013 The National News Agency Antara reports that the State Power Board PT PLN is targeting that new sub-ocean high power connections between Bali and near-by Nusa Lembongan will be in operation by the end of 2012.

Posted in Power supply @ 22 October 2012 11:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Corruption case involving power plant investigated The North Sumatra High Prosecution Office is investigating alleged corruption involving the management of a unit of the state electric company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) in the province.

Posted in Corruption @ 18 September 2012 10:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dahlan to continue his monorail project State enterprises minister Dahlan Iskan said here on Thursday he would continue with Adhi Karya`s plan to build a 13-km long monorail network in Jakarta although governor Fauzi Bowo has said it is already outdated.

Posted in Economy @ 23 August 2012 20:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian ministry forbids Greenpeace to hold rallies Indonesian Legal and Human Rights Ministry forbids Greenpeace Indonesia to hold more rallies to criticize Indonesian policies and companies in Indonesia which are public legal entities.

Posted in General @ 20 June 2012 21:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-director general ministry of detained for alleged graft The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested former director general of the department of Power with the ministry of Energy and Mineral resources PLN Jacobus Purwono suspected of involvement in two graft cases at the energy and mineral resources between 2007 and 2009.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 May 2012 01:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Power plant on Java to stop using fuel oil The government aims to stop using fuel oil for electricity power plants situated in Java island by June 2012. "In the middle of this year, there would be no more plants using fuel oil in Java," said Jarman, Director General of Electricity Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, here on Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 20 April 2012 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN operates biggest solar power plant in Morotai State electricity company PT PLN is operating the biggest solar power plant (PLTS) with a capacity of 600 kW in the outermost island of Morotai in North Maluku.

Posted in Power supply @ 16 April 2012 02:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Another PLN tower in Aceh cut by unknown people Unknown people have cut a PLN (state electricity company) tower interconnecting the Aceh and North Sumatra power grids at Jambo Aye, North Aceh district, Aceh province, a PLN official said.

Posted in Crime @ 28 January 2012 02:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 11 reactions


Rotating blackouts in Bali starting from February 2011 Rotating blackouts in Bali’s power supply are predicted to reoccur in February 2012. The power interruptions will take place during scheduled, routine repairs on the gas powered power plant (PLTG) in Gilimanuk, West Bali, that, during periods of the planned repairs causing the plant to go off-line Bali will lose 130 megawatts of power generation capability.

Posted in Power supply @ 23 October 2011 12:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pres. Yudhoyono to announce new cabinet tomorrow President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will officially announce the results of a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday evening at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha says.

Posted in Politics @ 17 October 2011 07:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


13 power pylons collapse after material theft A total of 13 power pylons in four villages in the Cibadak subdistrict in Sukabumi district in West Java province have collapsed. A spokesperson of state-owned power company PLN announced this. The collapse of the towers happened just before midnight last night according to villagers.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 11 October 2011 12:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Boskalis gets contract for Indonesian submarine power cables Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has signed a contract with Samsung for the construction of a cable laying ship. The vessel will have a length of over 100 meters and a loading capacity of 5.000 tons. It is expected that the vessel will be delivered in the second half of 2012. Royal Boskalis Westminster B.V. has also won a contract with a value of 20 million euro for two submarine cables between the island of Java and Bali in Indonesia.

Posted in Economy @ 25 May 2011 10:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to invest 200 billion dollars in 14 years Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday announced that the country is planning a $200-billion investment in the next 14 years to advance economic development.

Posted in Economy @ 18 April 2011 15:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN pulls plug on power Suramadu bridge State-owned electricity monopoly PT PLN was forced to cut power to the Surabaya-Madura (Suramadu) bridge following the bridge operator’s non-payment of bills for four months. Lights on the bridge went out on Friday night.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 21 February 2011 00:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muntilan turned into disaster zone Yesterday, after a night of rest without too much new activity of the Mount Merapi volcano, we left for that area soon after breakfast to see what happened outside the city of Yogyakarta. That this was much worse than inside the city was nothing to doubt about. How bad? That is something I didn't know yet, because I had never had the chance to experience it.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2010 10:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Price of electricity increase up to 18% The Indonesian government has increased the basic electrical tariff by 10%, effective July 1, 2010. The increase in energy costs affects only consumers with 900 kwh connections or higher. Bisnis.com reports that in accordance with a ministerial decree dated June 30, 2010, the following levels if rate increases apply:

Posted in Power supply @ 11 July 2010 15:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Possible power price hike already causes anger Planned increases in electrical rates paid by Indonesian businesses and private consumers are expected to place an unusual burden on Indonesia's low-cost Melati-class hotels who will find it problematic to increase their very low rates in order to pay higher power bills.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 June 2010 02:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Parts of Riau without power six times a day 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.

Posted in Power supply @ 16 May 2010 05:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No connection to power grid for 50,000 Balinese families Bali's severe shortage of electrical power is perhaps best exemplified by the grim statistic that 50,000 requests for new connection and 8.900 requests for increased power capacity remain outstanding and unserved.

Posted in Power supply @ 20 April 2010 08:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More power problems ahead for Bali As Bali's residents face increasingly frequent power outages, the people who run the state-owned power company PT PLN are blaming their spotty performance on an outdated and worn out physical plants at power generating stations supplying Bali consumers.

Posted in Power supply @ 27 March 2010 02:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Former PLN director to get long jail term The former director of the state-owned power company PLN for the areas outside Java and Bali, Hariadi Sadono, faces ten years in prison because of possible corruption over the purchase of customer management software. One of the prosecutors said that he had asked the judges for this jail term in the special court for corruption cases in Jakarta.

Posted in Corruption @ 08 March 2010 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outage after 5.2 magnitude quake North Sumatra A mild earthquake jolted the western coast of North Sumatra on Sunday evening, causing a blackout across the regency of Tarutung. Local manager of the state electricity company PLN, M Simbolon, said the quake was responsible for the power failure, but he was not certain as to how the tremor could trigger a blackout..

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 March 2010 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'No power plant any time soon' Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Darwin Zahedy Saleh said the government had yet to consider developing nuclear energy for electricity generation. "We will exploit other available energy sources first," Darwin told reporters Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 06 February 2010 01:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of shops on Ambon beach demolished Hundreds of small shops that have been built on Mardika beach in the city of Ambon, have been demolished early this morning when members of the civil police arrived at the scene. Around four in the morning, a fairly large amount of Satpol PP arrived and directly started to demolish the stops, that were built everywhere without permit in recent years.

Posted in General @ 03 February 2010 01:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Still more problems with power on Bali Despite earlier assurances that repairs were completed on the Gilmanuk sub-station and that Bali's frequent blackouts were at an end, state-owned power company (PLN) Officials have once again had to make the embarrassing admission that power blackouts are back for at least the short term due to new mechanical problems.

Posted in Power supply @ 01 February 2010 01:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outages still hit Bali frequently As Bali's program of rotating black outs enters its third month, public displeasure with the service, or lack thereof, from the state-owned power company (PLN) continues to mount, fueled further by the inability of PLN to publish an accurate schedule of power cuts.

Posted in Power supply @ 15 January 2010 06:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #5 After a month of 'uncertainty' I headed for the local office of PLN once more late last week. I was still hoping to be able to pay my electricity bill. It was the fifth time I was here, just to pay the bill for the power that I had consumed since the time I moved in here last June. Earlier attempts to pay failed because of several reasons, see the related blog articles for that.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 24 December 2009 08:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


More power outages for Bali Despite earlier promises that the irritations accompanying electrical blackouts would end on December 6, 2009, the state-owned power company PLN has announced that repairs on the Gilimanuk generating station will take longer than expected and consumers should expect blackouts to continue at least until January 15, 2010.

Posted in Power supply @ 08 December 2009 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


State-owned power company turns of Serang street lights The state-owned power company PLN has turned off all street lights in the city of Serang, Banten province, yesterday. PLN said that the city of Serang has not paid the electricity bill for their city lights for four months now, and said that there was no other option for them but to cut power. The total debt for the city of Serang is 2.1 billion Rupiah (160,000 euro).

Posted in Power supply @ 07 December 2009 05:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #4 Just a few days after I had reported myself to the offices of PLN (the state-owned energy company_ two men reported to the house on a Friday afternoon. They were from PLN, at least that is what they said, because they did not bring a company car nor was there any logo on their clothes to prove they were indeed sent by PLN.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 11 November 2009 01:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Parts of Jakarta and Tangerang still blacked out Some parts of Jakarta and Tangerang will see power outages in the weeks to come. A number of problems that occur at transmission stations belonging to the state-owned power company PT Perusahaan Listrik negara (PLN) are still not solved completely. Late September, problems occurred at the Kembangan and Cawang transmission stations, which caused the supply of power to diminish.

Posted in Power supply @ 08 November 2009 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Stones thrown at PLN office because of power outages The offices of state-owned power company PLN in Ternate, Maluku province, has once again become the target of angry people. The office was the target of stones thrown by angry people because power outages have hit the area for quite some time now. A number of windows of the building located along Jalan A. Yani has been scattered.

Posted in Protests @ 07 November 2009 01:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #3 Last contact with PLN dated back to July this year. Indeed I was not called back or did I receive information in any other way from them. So until that very moment I did not have a clue about what was going on and how I was able to pay for my monthly electrical bill.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 06 November 2009 09:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


 The mess at PLN Cikarang #2 Early July, I headed for the local office of PLN in Lippo Cikarang, located almost besides the local post office, so that was not too difficult to find. I expected it to be a short visit, but that would turn out to be a completely different. My address was not found in the system of the cashier as well and I was not able to pay my bill here as well for the time being.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 03 November 2009 06:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #1 However I can arrange most things here in Lippo Cikarang at the offices of their own company, there are always a few exceptions - unfortunately. In most cases those exceptions are government companies. The best example is the power supply in this area. Power here in Lippo Cikarang is also supplied by PLN.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 31 October 2009 10:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


And then it became dark It is a normal Tuesday evening in Seminyak, at the edge of the busy tourist destination in southern Bali when just after six in the evening the power is turned off. That happens more frequently so not many Indonesians are caring about it too much. Tourists however will ask themselves why the street lights are still out.

Posted in General @ 19 October 2009 12:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Padang and Pariaman have power again The cities of Padang and Pariaman have power again, for the first time since the September 30 earthquake struck the area of West Sumatra. During the quake, Padang was completely cut off from any power, but in the days after regular blackouts occurred while the system was under maintenance.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 October 2009 04:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rolling blackouts on Bali until early December As announced earlier, Bali will be the scene of rolling blackouts for two months to come. These planned outages are performed to lessen the use of power to prevent an overload on the entire Bali power grid. A gas plant in Gilimanuk is currently under maintenance, which causes a 130 megawatt drop in power supply for the resort island. The maintenance lasts until early December and will cause a power deficit of some 20 megawatts during evening hours.

Posted in Economy @ 11 October 2009 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blackout in Padang after quake State electricity company PLN cut power supplies to Padang following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked the neighboring town of Pariaman, located 78 kilometers southwest of the West Sumatra capital city.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 September 2009 17:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outages in Jakarta after substation fire The regional office of the state power company PLN in the areas of Jakarta and Tangerang have announced that they will introduce scheduled outages in large parts of the region to avoid rolling and unplanned blackouts after a substation was damaged in a fire yesterday. Generators will be put into place for important facilities like hospitals, health centers and police offices. Even some traffic lights will be powered by generators to keep the traffic flowing.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 September 2009 10:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali hit by power outage A sub-sea interconnecting high-voltage cable carrying power from Java to Bali failed on Wednesday evening, September 15, 2009, plunging much of Bali into darkness starting from 19:05 local time (GMT+8). Frantic efforts to restore the peak demand capacity of 440 megawatt returned power in some areas within a half-hour, however, many consumers sat in the dark until late in the evening before power was fully restored.

Posted in Economy @ 22 September 2009 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN wants to raise price of power by 30% The state-owned power company PLN will propose to hike rates up to 30 percent for households and industries in the country to make the company profitable again. The proposal however was soon shot down by senior business representatives that said that such an increase would hurt economical growth.

Posted in Economy @ 10 September 2009 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Get ready for higher power rates The state-owned PLN is in desperate need of more funds to cover operating deficits and undertake a much needed expansion of the Indonesian power grid. The House of Representatives has recently increased the subsidies paid by the government to PLN, while PLN president director, Fahmi Mochtar, has declared his desire to raise power tariffs - both moves intended to put the Company in a better position for what has been termed a "fast track" energy program.

Posted in Economy @ 01 September 2009 01:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to face power outages September - November 							  The state-run power company PLN has warned that Bali can expect period blackouts between the dates of September 23 - November 23, 2009, as repairs are undertaken on a gas-powered electrical generating plant near Gilimanuk in the western top of Bali. Consumers are being warned that the key areas of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Denpasar can expect to experience several hours of blackouts on each day during the specified period.

Posted in Power supply @ 25 July 2009 12:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


12 hours per day without power nothing special as well Earlier today there was a blog item about the fact that some 7.500 villages all over Indonesia's most remote islands did not have power supply from the state power company PLN. But it can be much worse than that. In the civilized world that we call Riau, in Southern Sumatra at just a stones' throw away from the Indonesian capital Jakarta, they do have power lines, but no power.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 16 July 2009 11:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7.500 villages in Indonesia still without power Over 7.500 villages throughout Indonesia still don't have access to power from the state-run power company PLN. Not having access to power causes those villages to lag behind in economical development. The State Department for the Development of Underdeveloped Areas (PDT) is still working on getting power to those thousands of villages by the use of solar power and micro hydro plants.

Posted in Economy @ 16 July 2009 08:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java and Bali brace for higher electricity rates Electricity rates for customers on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali are likely to be higher than elsewhere in the Republic if current plans to introduce regional electrical tariffs are enacted by the government.

Posted in Economy @ 23 June 2009 10:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eastern Java also gets rolling blackouts 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.

Posted in General @ 12 July 2008 15:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


State energy company asks for 20 trillion Rupiah subsidy The Indonesian state-owned energy company PLN will revise it's financial overview for this year. PLN will ask for an extra subsidy of some 20 trillion Rupiah (1.4 billion euro) for this year alone, according to Ali Hilal Hamdi, general chairman of PLN. Hilal said that the extra subsidy was based on the much higher prices for crude oil and coal.

Posted in Economy @ 10 July 2008 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power supply problems to last until 2010 Indonesian state-owned power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara - or short PLN - will organize rolling blackouts in the greater Jakarta area between 11 and 25 July 2008 as announced earlier this month. But a spokesperson for PLN made clear that it might not be over after July 25, 2008, since the much needed new power plants that are currently being constructed near Rembang and Indramayu will only be operational in 2010.

Posted in Power supply @ 08 July 2008 12:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Rolling blackouts to hit Jakarta again for two weeks State owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will enforce rolling blackouts for at least two weeks between 11 and 25 July. This decision was forced following shortages in supply of power from two plants in Muarakarang and Tanjung Priok.

Posted in General @ 05 July 2008 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cilacap power plant closed due to lack of coal The coal-fired power plant in Cilacap, which is operated by the private company PT Segara Sumber Prima, will halt it's operations this night due to a disruption in supplies of coal from suppliers, the president of the state-owned power company PLN, Fahmi Mochtar said. The shutdown is expected to last for a few days.

Posted in Power supply @ 24 June 2008 16:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rolling blackouts hit Jakarta as power plants fail The state-owned power company PLN in the Greater Jakarta and Tangerang area has scheduled rolling blackouts until next week to overcome an acute shortage of power delivery caused by a number of big power plants in the Java-Bali system. The head of the Tangerang area, Azwar Lubis, said that the power outages were scheduled and are announced at the regional website of PLN as well.

Posted in Power supply @ 19 June 2008 05:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Price of electricity to be raised in 2010 The Indonesian government is aiming to raise electricity prices by some 15 percent somewhere in 2010, but not for all customers and not before 10.000 MW of new power plants is put into operation. Purwono, general director of the power department of the Ministry of Minerals and Natural Resources ESDM, said that the government will restructure the prices of power in 2010 with a subsidized tariff and a non-subsidized tariff.

Posted in General @ 12 June 2008 15:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rolling blackouts for eight hours as plant is short of fuel More than 20.000 customers of PLN - Indonesia's state power company - in the districts of Jember and Lumajang in eastern Java experience rolling power blackouts. The blackouts occur because two steam powered plants are out of operation due to short supplies of fuel. The Muaratawar and Tambak Lorok plants are virtually out of order.

Posted in General @ 31 May 2008 10:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Queueing up to pay your electricity bill It is nothing more than a monthly returning event if you look at it; paying your electricity bill. Somewhere in the last two days of the month an employee from the Indonesian state-run electricity company PLN (Perusahan Listrik Negara) comes to write down the current meter reading on the card and also enters these numbers in his handheld computer. After that he walks through the garden to the neighbors to continue his way.

Posted in Culture @ 12 March 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia settles power crisis as fuel supply back to normal Indonesia's state-run electricity company PLN has tackled disruption in fuel supplies to major generators that put the country in the threat of massive blackouts, the company said Thursday. Electricity supplies in the main island of Java suffered a deficit of 1,000 megawatts Wednesday and the government planned to issue a state of emergency when the figure reaches 1,500 megawatts.

Posted in Power supply @ 23 February 2008 04:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Supply shortage causes power outages in Jakarta and West Java Since last evening, state power company PLN has put out power in the Bigger Jakarta and Tangerang areas partially to avoid a total long-lasting blackout. The shortage of power is caused by the fact that a number of power plants is out of operation. Until this afternoon, PLN has rolling blackouts planned for these areas.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 February 2008 09:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java and Bali facing continuing electrical power crisis The Chief Director of state power company PLN, Eddie Widiono, has declared that the Java-Bali power grid will continue to suffer shortages in 2008.

Posted in Power supply @ 07 January 2008 00:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power outages in Solo area after tower collapse A number of areas in and around Solo, central Java,were hit by power outages starting from 19:00 local time (GMT+7) yesterday evening.These outages were caused by the collapse of one power in the area of Klaten, central Java, that supports a number of high voltage power cables. Outages hit the areas of Palur, Solo city and parts of Wonogiri. Outages lasted around one hour.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 November 2007 02:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of houses flooded with seawater in North Jakarta Emergency repairs to a dam in Muara Karang, northern Jakarta, that earlier broke are still in progress. The dam is being closed with bags of sand. This dam was built to prevent high tides from entering the area, but now it has broken, hundreds of houses in the area are in around one meter of water.

Posted in Flooding @ 28 November 2007 05:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Paper: PLN narrows losses in 2006 Indonesian state electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) cut its losses by over three quarters in 2006, the Jakarta Post newspaper reported on Friday. PLN’s chief commissioner Alhilal Hamdi said the start of operations at new power plants in Cilegon, Tanjung Jati and Cilacap helped the company reduce losses to 1.08 trillion ($120.1 million) from 4.92 trillion a year ago, the paper said.

Posted in Economy @ 07 January 2007 02:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN signs deal on 1,200 MW power plant Indonesia state electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) signed a preliminary deal with U.S. energy firm AES Corp.), Japanese trading firm Sojitz and local firm PT Triaryani to build a 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power plant, the energy minister said on Wednesday. The cost of the project, to be located in South Sumatra, in the west of the archipelago, is estimated at about $1.5 billion.

Posted in Power supply @ 01 November 2006 14:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia pushes for geothermal renewal ndonesia, land of earthquakes and volcanos, is literally sitting on top of the solution for its energy needs: Vast reservoirs of hot water deep beneath the earth's crust can be harnessed to generate electricity. What's more, it's a clean, renewable energy source. Yet the country continues to import millions of barrels of oil and fuel annually. Legal uncertainties, financial risks and government bureaucracy have repelled international investors from developing its geothermal resources.

Posted in Environment @ 18 October 2006 03:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Russia to build Indonesia’s first nuclear power plant Russia’s power grid monopoly UES will build Indonesia’s first nuclear power plant, local media reported on Monday, Oct. 16. The facility will be located in Gorontalo province, Sulawesi Island, in order to meet long-term demand for electricity there and in nearby provinces, The Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 16 October 2006 14:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Indonesia may have nuclear power plant in 5 years Indonesia will likely have a nuclear power plant for electricity within the next five years if the country begins the building of the plant this year, Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman said here on Tuesday. According to the minister, Vice President Jusuf Kalla had instructed to accelerate the supply of electricity to meet the country's strong demand and nuclear energy was thought to be one of the main solutions.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 27 June 2006 17:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Kalla says no hike in power rates this year Vice President Jusuf Kalla confirmed Friday the government would drop a planned increase in electricity rates this year amid widespread opposition. Kalla said the government would likely provide around half of the extra subsidies needed by state electricity company PT PLN to cover rising fuel costs without having to increase rates, while the other half would have to be shouldered by PLN chiefly through efficiency measures.

Posted in Power supply @ 18 March 2006 07:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Revealing BPK audit may slash power rate hike The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has found the actual cost for electricity generation for this year will be 4.3 percent lower than state power firm PT PLN's projection, sparking hope that a planned rate hike will be minimal or scrapped altogether. BPK revised down costs by Rp 4.9 trillion (US$524 million) to Rp 93.23 trillion, or Rp 833 per kiloWatthour (kWh), agency chief Anwar Nasution told reporters after submitting the audit report to the House of Representatives on Thursday. PLN previously estimated the average cost to generate one kWh of power at Rp 870.

Posted in Economy @ 09 March 2006 15:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Long blackouts in Aceh and North Sumatra State power company PLN on Wednesday began cutting power to Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and North Sumatra provinces for two hours a day, again leaving residents in the dark after a year of regular blackouts in 2005. The rolling blackouts, which will continue over the next 52 days, will take place during peak usage hours, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to the company's spokesman in North Sumatra, Agus Muliadi.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2006 10:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power company headquarters catches fire The headquarters of state electricity company PLN in South Jakarta caught fire early on Friday, with material losses estimated to reach Rp 4 billion (US$400,000). Eyewitnesses said the fire, which broke out at around 6:20 a.m., came from the third floor. No fatalities nor injuries were reported in the incident.

Posted in Power supply @ 17 September 2005 20:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power supply in Jakarta completely restored Electricity in the city has been restored completely at a few minutes past ten in the evening local time. PLN already took care of restoring power since the first blackouts occurred. "As much as 61 relay stations are active now," said Embut Subiyanto, communications manager for PLN in the Greather Jakarta area, as Tempo quoted.

Posted in Power supply @ 20 August 2005 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Industries feel pinch from massive blackouts The massive blackouts that swept parts of Java and Bali islands have caused industries to suffer billions of rupiah in financial losses due to disruptions in their operations. The Indonesian Textile Association estimated that more than 100 spinning, weaving and garment industries in Greater Jakarta suffered losses of about 55 billion rupiah.

Posted in General @ 19 August 2005 14:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power still out in many areas Power supplies to large areas of Java and Bali islands in Indonesia were disrupted on Thursday, state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said but there was no immediate suggestion of sabotage.

Posted in Power supply @ 18 August 2005 13:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Huge power failures in Java, Bali Power supplies to large areas of Java and Bali islands, including the capital Jakarta, were disrupted on Thursday, state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said. "There is quite a big fault in the Java-Bali electricity generating system," Mulyo Adji, PLN's general manager for supply, told reporters in Jakarta after the blackout.

Posted in Power supply @ 18 August 2005 08:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN: Severe power shortages likely in Bali, Java by October Electric power reserves in Java and Bali are expected to reach a critical point during the dry season which is estimated to begin in October, a PLN (state electricity company) official said. "Power reserves during that time are expected to drop to around 120 Megawatt while the safe level is 600 MW," PLN General Manager for Java and Bali distribution Muljo Adji said here Tuesday.

Posted in Power supply @ 27 July 2005 18:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt to allow Pertamina, PLN to raise fuel, power prices In an attempt to rein in the ballooning fuel subsidy, the government will allow state oil and gas company PT Pertamina and state power firm PT PLN to charge market prices for fuel and power intended for specific uses. The move is expected to help the government cut projected fuel consumption from 59.69 million kiloliters (kl) to 55 million kl, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro said on Monday.

Posted in Economy @ 26 July 2005 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More power plants likely to be shut down due to fuel shortage A 750-megawatt power plant in Grati, Pasuruan, East Java Province of Indonesia, stopped operation on Monday as it ran out of fuel stock, the Antara news agency reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Power supply @ 21 June 2005 13:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt: Blackouts not due to power crisis The government asked on Wednesday for understanding from people in Bali and Java over the planned rotating blackouts on the Java-Bali power network. Ongoing work on the massive grid had caused a shortage of power, but it was aimed at improving power in the future.

Posted in Power supply @ 26 May 2005 06:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN meter readings 'often incorrect' State-owned power company PT PLN has acknowledged that electricity meter readings are often incorrect and give rise to unreasonable bills. It plans to implement a new system, but has warned that customers may face high bills as a result of arrears and unpaid usage as a consequence. "There will be a 'booming' of bills," Fahmi Mochtar, the general manager of the firm's Jakarta and Tangerang branch, said on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PGN signs US$4.3 billion gas deal with ConocoPhillips Indonesia's state-owned gas firm PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) on Monday signed a 17-year natural gas purchase contract worth 4.3 billion dollars with U.S.-based Conoco Phillips. A spokesman for the state Oil and Gas Supervision Agency said that the contract covered the supply of up to 400 million cubic feet of gas per day from ConocoPhillips' Suban gas field on the island of Sumatra.

Posted in Economy @ 10 August 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Customers to pay fee for routine electrical inspection Households in the Greater Jakarta area will have to pay a fee of Rp 40,000 to Rp 60,000 (about EUR 5,40), starting next month, for a routine check on their domestic electrical supply to help maintain safety, an official said. "Incorrect installation of electrical facilities can cause accidents, including fire. A routine check on the facility can protect customers," Johnny Simandjuntak, operational director at the Directorate General of Electricity said on Monday.

Posted in General @ 27 July 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN to add 5000 MW new power capacity by 2010 Indonesia's state-owned PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, or PLN, is looking to add 5,000 megawatts of new generating capacity to Indonesia's power network by 2010, according to Ulysses Simanjuntak, senior officer at PLN's commerce and finance division.

Posted in Power supply @ 12 February 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN: Java-Bali region prone to blackouts The country's main Java-Bali power grid will continue to run with thin reserves until April due to the lack of fresh power supply despite growing power demands, making the region vulnerable to rotating blackouts. Basuki Prajitno, general manager of power plants and load management of state-owned electricity firm PT PLN said demand for electricity had been picking up since early this year.

Posted in General @ 23 January 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to lift telephone charges After a delay of about 10 months, the Indonesian government said it would raise telephone rates by an average 15 percent before the year end, The Jakarta Post reported Thursday. The Ministry of Communications' post and telecommunications Director-General Djamhari Sirat said Wednesday a similar hike, thethird 15 percent increase, would also be implemented next year.

Posted in General @ 06 November 2003 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel subsidies have long been a thorny problem for various Indonesian governments. Attempts to reduce the level of these subsidies by increasing domestic fuel prices have often been met by protests, forcing the price hike to be reversed. In January 2003, the government again tried to increase fuel prices, and was again forced to back down by public protests. In this article , Dr. Bachrawi Sanusi takes an indepth look at the issue:

Posted in General @ 15 July 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to relaunch power projects The Indonesian government is to relaunch Wednesday the development of 26 power projects that were halted in late 1997 by an economic and monetary crisis, senior government officials said Monday, the Kyodo News Service reported. A dispute with Karaha Bodas Co. of the United States still needs to be settled, but renegotiations with most independent power producers are already complete.

Posted in Power supply @ 09 July 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN admits power reserves running thin State-owned electricity company PT PLN said that power reserves on Java and Bali had been depleted, but stopped short of saying there could be more blackouts in the future. Company president Eddie Widiono said that the current reserve margin had reached 28 percent, which is lower than the minimum reserve margin of 30 percent to avert power disruptions.

Posted in Power supply @ 05 June 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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