PLN Holds Simulation of Power Outages, Ensures that Problems of PON XX Papua Can be Overcome

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PAPUADAILY –Ready to deal with electricity problems during the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON), PT PLN (Persero) held an anti-blackout electricity simulation.

PLN Regional Business Director for Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua and Nusa Tenggara Syamsul Huda said this electricity simulation was carried out to see the company’s readiness to face disruptions during the PON implementation, one of which was at the Mimika Sport Complex (MSC) location, Mimika Regency.

“If the electricity system from PLN goes out, the backup can run, we have UPS and Mobile Genset installed, so there is practically no flickering when there is a disturbance in the PLN electricity system,” Huda said in a statement quoted by ANTARA in Jakarta, Sunday. (12/9/2021).

Huda explained that the implementation of the simulation started from a normal state with the load of the venue supplied by the existing electricity network.

Then the officer on standby at the Three Ways Load Break Switch turned off the electricity supply to the venue to make it look as if there was a disturbance in the electrical system.

This condition causes the electricity supply for the installation of the venue to be automatically taken over by the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery, before finally the generator operates automatically supplying electricity to the venue.

“This way the electricity at the venue doesn’t flicker or go out,” explained Huda.

Backup supply system with Mobile Genset and UPS is used in most venues of PON XX Papua. This system is used to maintain critical installations that must not occur, such as lighting and videotron.

Meanwhile, PLN also deployed 1,574 officers spread across four clusters of organizers to deal with electricity supply during PON.

“We will send additional personnel from units around Papua, especially Sulawesi, Maluku, and Nusa Tenggara so that all of them send officers to Papua to assist in the implementation of the PON,” said Huda.***