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Minister Jonan officiates electricity transmission projects in Jambi

 

Minister Ignasius Jonan delivers a speech during the inauguration of transmission projects in Jambi, Sumatera on Sunday (Mar. 3)

JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Indonesian Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) on Sunday (March 3) inaugurates the maiden operation of electricity transmissions in Jambi, Sumatera that will strengthen the Sumatera Island grid system.

The electricity infrastructures are consisting of Sarolangun Substation with capacity of 150 kV, Muara Bulian-Sarolangun transmission with capacity of 150 kV, Sungai Penuh sub station with 150 kV capacity and Bangko-Merangin-Sungai Penuh transmission with capacity of 150 kV.

The transmission between Muara Bulian and Sarolangun is stretched for 83.6 km consisting of 245 electricity towers. The transmission connects a number of power plants in the region with the Sumatera Power Grid system.

The power plants are PLTG Batang hari, PLTG Payo Selincah and PLTG CNG Sungai Gelam.

Minister Ignasius Jonan delivers a speech during the inauguration of transmission projects in Jambi, Sumatera on Sunday (Mar. 3)

The Bangko-Merangin-Sungai Penuh transmission is stretched for 137.7 km, supported by 432 towers. The transmission system helps distribute electricity to the communities in Merangin, Kerinci, Sungai Penuh city and the surrounding regions.

Minister Jonan said he expects the Sumatera electricity coverage ratio to rise to 99.9% by the end of 2019 from 98.3% end of last year. (*)

Written by Staff Writer,

Edited by Roffie Kurniawan (email: roffie.kurniawan@gmail.com)

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