PLN alerts 564 officers to secure Papua PON electricity supply


PAPUADAILY –PT PLN (Persero) will alert 564 officers to secure electricity supply during the XX National Sports Week (PON) in Papua Province.

General Manager of PLN Main Unit for Papua and West Papua Region (UIWP2B) Abdul Farid in Jayapura, Papua, Saturday, said the officers will be on duty from September 19 to October 17, 2021.

“We are trying to finish the physical work and other preparations in terms of electricity as soon as possible,” he said.

According to Farid, his party also continues to coordinate with related parties to ensure that what is prepared is in accordance with the electricity needs of the XX PON. “PLN has also prepared supporting equipment to ensure the electricity supply remains safe in the event of a disturbance in the main system,” he said.

He explained that the equipment prepared included mobile substation units (UGB), mobile cable units (UKB), mobile cable and cubicle units (UKKB), mobile UPS and mobile generators. “We will prepare the supporting equipment at venue locations and strategic points during the XX PON so that the electricity supply is maintained,” he said.

He added that apart from focusing on completing physical work, PLN also ensures that the power supply from the generators in each location is sufficient.

With the total power needed to electrify the entire PON competition arena, it is estimated to reach 16.21 MW, Farid continued, the existing power plants are still able to supply it.