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Electricity Not Just for Light

Enny Sri Hartini
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President Joko Widodo (second right), accompanied by (from right) Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan, PT PLN acting managing director Sripeni Inten Cahyani and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. leaves PLN’s Jakarta headquarters on Monday (5/8/2019). The President visited the state electricity company to demand a direct explanation regarding the massive power outage that hit Jakarta, Banten, Central Java and parts of West Java on Sunday.

The massive power outage on Sunday came as a surprise for many because it affected almost all of West Java, Greater Jakarta, Banten and parts of Central Java.

In addition to the large expanse of the affected areas, the outage lasted a long time, more than six hours. In fact, some regions experienced a rolling blackout on Monday.

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