Govt Ensures Power Supply During Asian Games
Date 16 Juni 2018
Therefore, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) and state-owned electricity company PT PLN continue to ensure power supply during the event.
General Manager of of Jakarta Chapter of PLN M. Ikhsan Asa’ad stressed that power supply for the event is fully prepared. Distribution network for the 2018 Asian Games has been completed by the PLN. With approximately 31 venues centered at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) and Wisma Atlet, every venue has been backed up by a minimum of two sub-systems, said Ikhsan during inspection of power supply at Gambir Distribution Manager Area (APD), Wednesday (13/6).
Ikhsan added that specifically for GBK, the electricity will be supplied from 5 subsystems. For the GBK itself, the electricity is supplied from five subsystems, so it is very reliable, he added.
For the record, main power supply for GBK area comes from three subsystems: Muara Karang, Bekasi-Priok, and Kembangan. As a precaution, the PLN has also prepared backup supplies with the installation of UPS and generator sets and provides 51 units of UPS with a total capacity of 6,290 kVA and 22 generator sets with a total capacity of 24,800 kVA located in several venues. In addition to that, the company will also maintain power supplies at 22 hotels and 15 hospitals that have been identified and supervised for its electricity supply.
Related to electricity consumption, Ikhsan predicted that during the consumption in the Jakarta area will increase by 10% or up about 500 MW during the Games; yet, he ensured that power supply will still be sufficient during the peak load.
For the record, electricity supply in Jakarta is generated from Java-Bali system with a reserve of 8,000 MW or 32% of the total supply. (Communications Team of ESDM / EN) (STU/EP/Naster)