The Perils of Deferred Maintenance
Power plant maintenance was postponed due to elections. Maintenance budget was cut.
NINE inspectors visited three points on Sunday, August 4. Three inspectors went to the state electricity company (PLN) Load Control Center (P2B) in Gandul, Depok, West Java. Three others went to Ungaran, Central Java, the point that triggered the massive power outage that day. The remaining three went to North Jakarta to survey the capital’s local power station.
These last three inspectors from the energy and mineral resources ministry dir...