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Transmission error caused a number of power plants in West Java to shut down. The late recovery may have been due to the shortage of emergency power to operate power stations’ communication equipment.
JAKARTA and a number of other regions in Java have not been the only places in the world to suffer from a power outage. In several other countries, similar incidents have occurred, even repeatedly. Causes vary, from transmission error, routine maintenance problems, to suspected cyber attack.
Power plant maintenance was postponed due to elections. Maintenance budget was cut.
Billions of rupiah evaporated because of an over eight-hour blackout. Compensation is expected.
It took almost all day to restore electricity in Jakarta, Banten, and other cities in West Java on Sunday, August 4. PLN CEO in 1995-1998, Djiteng Marsudi, says the major outage was the worst in the state electricity company’s history.
Amir Rosidin, Business Director for Central Java Region, State Electricity Company
Rida Mulyana Director-General for Electricity, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry