Reporter: Asean- Power.com
Editor: Ferry Muharram
Asean-power.com, JAKARTA, – PT PLN (Persero) will turn off 20 power plants in the Java and Bali areas during the Eid 2019 period. This is done because of a decrease in electricity consumption during Eid. “We put out about 10,000 MW. There are many generators in Java and Bali. This is more than 20 plants (which are turned off, “said Central Java Regional Business Director Amir Rosidin in Depok, West Java. Amir continued, the power plant that will be shut down is not only PLN. The IPP (Independent Power Producer) plant is also shut down When it is turned off, the plant manager will use the time to do maintenance.
“Again, if it’s turned off it is indeed a low load, then it’s turned off. And that gives an opportunity for the plant manager to do simple inspection, because if it enters maintenance, there are simple inspections, minor overhauls, major overhauls. There are various types, “said Amir. Previously, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) predicted a decrease in electricity consumption during Eid 2019. This decrease in electricity consumption could reach 35 percent compared to consumption on a normal day.” Down by about 30 to 35 percent down load , “Said Central Java Regional Business Director Amir Rosidin at the Load Control Center (P2B) Gandul, Depok, West Java
Meanwhile, continued Amir, Java-Bali electricity consumption decreased by 60 percent. During Lebaran the peak electricity load is 17,179 Mega Watts (MW), while the power is capable of supply of 27,817 MW. The estimated consumption has decreased 56 to 60 percent.