ESDM Will Give 52 Thousand Electric Tubes to 306 Villagers
, Jakarta - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will provide 52 thousand electricity tubes to households in 306 villages located in areas with geographical conditions which make it impossible to install the PLN electricity network.
It aims to provide electricity to all households in Indonesia, especially those in villages in the outermost, leading and disadvantaged areas.
According to the Director of Electricity Program Development of the Director General of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jisman Hutajulu, a good way to electrify most of the approximately 306 villages using electric tubes. Because, demographics and geography are on the mountain, on the hill, there are scattered so that inevitably have to with an electric tube.
"If it is used with a grid it will certainly be expensive and impossible, losses are very high there," he said through a press release, Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Jisman said that the Energy and Mineral Resources agreed with the House of Representatives Commission VII to allocate 25 thousand electricity tubes in the budget of the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) in 2021.
Meanwhile, the procurement of 27 thousand other electricity canisters is still being coordinated with the Ministry of Finance.
"It has been decided that out of the 52 thousand talis needs there, an agreement with the House of Representatives Commission VII was held at a working meeting yesterday [June 25, 2020] to be allocated by 25,000 talis of the EBTKE, and implemented in 2021," he said.
To add power to the electric tube, in addition to using solar energy, there will also be Electric Power Charging Stations (SPEL) in several places.
In addition, every household that gets an electric tube will also be given a backup electricity tube so that when it is charging, electricity in the house stays on.
As of June 2020, the electrification ratio had reached 99.09 percent, while the ratio of electrified villages was 99.51 percent.
At present there are 433 villages that have not been electrified, 306 villages will be electrified using talis, 75 villages will use communal PLTS or hybrid PLTD, while 52 other villages will be electrified with grid extension .