Ministry of EMR Boosts Investment through Synergy between PLN and Smelter Industry

Monday, 23 December 2019 - Dibaca 1397 kali

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

PRESS RELEASE

NUMBER: 711.Pers/04/SJI/2019

Date: 23 December 2019

Ministry of EMR Boosts Investment through Synergy between PLN and Smelter Industry

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) supports synergy between the smelter industry and PT PLN (Persero) to boost investment in the EMR sector that will cut trade balance deficit. "The government's current focus is to reduce trade balance deficit. Thus, we have to support the development of domestic industries, by supplying electric power that meets the 5K aspects (sufficiency, reliability, sustainability, affordability, and equality)," said Director General of Electricity Rida Mulyana in Jakarta, Friday (20/12).

Rida further invites smelter business people to coordinate with PLN about the electricity procurement for smelter activities, because PLN's supply of electric power is enough for every electrical system. "We believe that electricity is basic infrastructure that must exist before the industries that are going to use it. But to reduce excess power, this coordination meeting is held to align what is being sped up by PLN with what is being sped up by the smelter industry, so we can maintain the effectiveness and the efficiency," said Rida when he opened the Coordination Meeting on PT PLN (Persero)'s Readiness to Electrify the Smelter Industry.

On the same occasion, Acting President Director of PLN Sripeni Inten Cahyani expresses PLN's commitment to electrify the smelter industry. "We'd like to request your commitment, too, Ladies and Gentlemen, smelter industry business people. Let's make a commitment. Whenever, wherever, at whatever capacity, Insya Allah PLN will (make) its best efforts to supply electricity," she said.

Sripeni also says that PLN is willing to cooperate and to pay penalty if the electricity is not ready when it is needed. "We're willing to cooperate, to make agreement, and to pay penalty if the electricity is not ready when it's needed. We're also committed to improve our business process, particularly related to goods and services procurement, so that it will be more transparent," continued Sripeni.

In addition, PLN will do their utmost to increase the energy mix from new and renewable energy sources to fulfill green industry. "We are doing our utmost to increase our primary energy in parallel with our new, renewable energy. This way, I hope we can all be committed to green industry," she concluded. (IY)

Head of Bureau of Communication, Public Information Services, and Cooperation

Agung Pribadi (08112213555)

Share This!