Indonesia, Jakarta: In an effort to cater to Greater Jakarta’s rapid development, state electricity company PLN plans to invest billions of dollars in building a number of new power plants and transmission networks in the area.

Multi-billion investments to power up Jakarta by 2019

Indonesia, Jakarta: In an effort to cater to Greater Jakarta’s rapid development, Indonesia’s state electricity company PLN plans to invest billions of dollars in building a number of new power plants and a new electricity transmission loop in the area.

To manage the electricity demand of an additional 1,600 MW by 2019 in Greater Jakarta area, PLN will build six power plants worth several billions of dollars with a combined output of 3,500 MW of electricity, which will be transmitted through the transmission network known as “Jakarta Loop”, consisting of substations and transformers that will loop the capital city with six main substations, reports The Jakarta Post.

Jakarta Loop will include new substations in Tambun and Cawang in Jakarta, Gandul in West Java, Lengkong in Banten, and Kembangan and Duri Kosambi in Jakarta.

To date, the Gandul and Kembangan stations have been fully developed. PLN will add another 500 MVA transformer in Cawang and build the first substation in Tambun and Lengkong.

Jakarta Loop project is worth $76.5 million and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Source: The Jakarta Post