Thursday, 24 July 2008

Underwater electricity for Kepulauan Seribu begins

After being delayed several times, the government of DKI Jakarta launched an underwater electricity network with a prepaid-based system. The delay was due to damage of the cable in the sea last January. “This electricity will be a main energy source for the Kepulauan Seribu,” said vice governor of DKI Jakarta, Prijanto, at city hall, after the launching in Untung Jawa island. The Jakarta government invested Rp 240 billion for the 30-year period. In the past, this area was supported by 43 electric generators and managed by the DKI government. The electricity system is by the cooperation of the Jakarta government with the state-owned electricity company (PLN), distribution division for Jakarta and Tangerang. “In the next 30 years, DKI can save approximately Rp 1 trillion,” Prijanto said. (,20080314-119281,uk.html)

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