Maintain Electricity Reliability, PLN Build Electric Cable Cable worth Rp300 Billion
By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, September 14 2017 - 20:00 IWST
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INDUSTRY.co.id - Surabaya - PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) Persero, builds High Voltage Cable Line (SKTT) or underground power cable 150 kilo Volt (kV) from Surabaya to Madura. This step is done to anticipate the growth of electricity demand in Madura Island while maintaining electrical reliability.
This power cable extends 8.5 kilometers (kms) from Kedinding, Surabaya to the tower at the end of the Suramadu bridge of Madura side, which is then connected to the transmission network of 150 kV as much as 35 towers to Bangkalan Substation (Madura).
East Java vice Governor Saifullah Yusuf inaugurated the commencement of an underground cable construction work held in West Sukolilo Village, Labang Sub-district, Bangkalan District, near the Suramadu toll gate on the Madura side, on Wednesday (09/13/2017).
The built underground cable project consists of two circuits, namely circuits 3 and 4 with a value of Rp 300 billion and is expected to be completed by June of 2018.
The current electricity demand in Madura is 140 MW supplied by underground cables 1 and 2 with a capacity of 200 MW. To anticipate the growth of load and maintain system reliability in Madura Island, construction of 3 & 4 circuits is one solution, in addition to PLN's plan to build a power station in Madura.
In addition to the underground cable project, on the same occasion was also inaugurated the operation of Substation (GI) spread in East Java, namely GI Altaprima, GI Bambe, Gungs Gunungsari, GI Jatigedong, GI Kraksaan, GI Gilitimur, and GI Karangpilang.
"The underground wiring and substations in East Java is part of the 35,000 Megawatt program that has been proclaimed by the Central Government as a form of real work of PLN to illuminate the country," said East Java Regional PLN Director of East Java Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Djoko Rahardjo Abumanan.
Djoko hope, with sufficient electricity availability, it is expected to attract investors to open the industry on the island of Madura, thus improving the economy and living standards of Madurese.
"In addition, to increase the electrification ratio in Madura Island which is still low, which is 66% compared to the national average of approximately 91%," concluded Djoko.