End of 2018, PLTMG Sumbawa is Going to Dewatering Electricity 110 Thousand families

By : Ridwan And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, September 25 2017 - 20:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Sumbawa, in a series of working visits in Sumbawa regency on Sunday (24/9/2017), Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Arcandra Tahar, visited the location of the Sumbawa Gas Engine Power Plant (PLTMG) development project in Labuan Badas, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

According to him, with an additional 50 MW from Sumbawa PLTMG later, the electricity supply in Sumbawa will increase almost doubled. And later after (PLTMG) this woke up, we have reserve margin far above other area.

"If the electricity is often dead, we see if the installed capacity is greater than the peak load, and then if it has already built up the installed capacity is greater than the peak load, the reserve margin is 30 percent," said Arcandra.

The 50 megawatt (MW) Sumbawa Power Plant (PLTMG) development is going into a 35,000 MW plant development program. The development process of PLTMG Sumbawa itself has been started since June 2017, and is targeted to be completed by the end of 2018.

"If you look at the progress now, what will happen to you? Insha Allah will be achieved, gas for the PLTMG will be in the tender, still in the planning process, later (the process) is still long," said Arcandra.

This PLTMG will strengthen Sumbawa's electricity system and is an effort to accelerate the increase of electrification ratio, as well as economic growth of NTB. According to PLN, the power plant is estimated to be able electrify up to 110 thousand families.

Sumbawa Island is still divided into two electrical systems, namely Bima System and Sumbawa System. The Bima system has a generating capacity of 50 MW with a peak load of 42 MW. Meanwhile, for Sumbawa System currently has an installed capacity of 56 MW with a peak load of 38.6 MW.

To note, the electrification ratio of NTB until July 2017 reached 81.14 percent, while the special on the island of Sumbawa has reached 85.3 percent. With the inclusion of PLTMG Sumbawa, it is expected that the electrification ratio in NTB can increase up to above 95 percent in 2019.

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