PLN Provides a Premium Service for PT Semen Dwima Agung

JAKARTA. PT PLN (Persero) agreed with PT Semen Dwima Agung (SDA) to distribute electricity power from high voltage network 150 kV to cement factory owned by PT SDA which is located in Merkawang Village, Tambak Boyo Sub-District, Tuban, East Java. The cooperation agreement of electricity business transaction has been signed by Director of Business, and Risk Management PLN, Murtaqi Syamsuddin, and Operation Director PLN Java Bali Ngurah Adnyana with President Director of PT SDA, Unggul Raharjo and Junus O. Hutapea (one of PT SDA Director) in the Office of PLN center, Friday (8/19).

PLN will distribute electricity for 40 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) to SDA cement factory with premium service, which is different from standard service. The premium services are the certainty of continuous electricity supply and the existence of special networking configuration which guarantee its supply reliability.

“The agreement shows that business enterprise highly trust PLN capability to distribute electricity for the development of its factory by service quality level as it’s hoped,” says Murtaqi Syamsuddin. PLN shows its commitment to become the encourager of economic growth by fulfilling all electricity needs of industry.

Electricity needs for SDA factory is by early 2013 and PLN is optimistic to be able to distribute electricity in quarter-IV 2012. The selling price of electricity agreed is Rp 810/kWh (kilowatt hour), by using single tariff, in which selling price in time of peak load (WBP) is equal to selling price outside peak load (LWBP).

The Premium Service is one of service given by PLN in quality, reliability guarantee and connection certanty based on Service Level Agreement (SLA) which was agreed between PLN and subscribers. If electricity supply towards SDA cement factory is blackout/having disturbance because of distribution failure in PLN unit, then PLN has to give compensation to PT SDA. That is why, to distribute electricity towards the installment of PT SDA factory which is served by premium service, PLN will build installment expansion of electricity and also periodic and continuous maintenance for main network and its supporting facility.

Power purchase agreement between PLN and PT SDA will be for twenty years and it is possibly to be prolonged. By this premium service, it proves that by using business to business scheme, PLN do have capability to supply and distribute electricity with quality and reliability guarantee as being hoped by subscriber, especially big subscribers.

PT SDA is subsidiary of PT Holcim moving in cement production. It is predicted that this factory could have production capacity up to 1, 7 million ton per year. The factory was built with project value of 450 million US$, in which in its construction absorbed employee up to 3000s, while in its operation stage needs about 200 workers. The target market of PT SDA is domestic market.

Operationally, in the future the distribution of electricity towards cement factory of PT SDA will be served by PLN East Java Distribution (Disjatim) which up to now has served 18 high voltage subscribers 150 kV with total installed capacity 658 MVA. Besides, PLN Disjatim also serves 2 high voltage subscribers by using premium service type. (AK)