The government proposes to adopt a region-based electricity tariff that may mean customers in Java will end up paying higher rates than those in other areas. The proposal is included in the electricity bill, which is currently being deliberated by the government and the House of Representatives, J. Purwono, director general for electricity and energy utilization at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said Wednesday. Currently, electricity rates are based on the allocated power capacity per customer. Customers with the same capacity from all regions pay the same tariff rate.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR fromThe Jakarta Post, 18 June, p.14