Indonesia realizes 98.3 pct national electrification ratio

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-04 23:04:23|Editor: yan
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JAKARTA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said on Friday that the electrification ratio among the population has reached 98.3 percent in 2018, showing a continuous ratio growth since the current government started to function in 2014.

"It is hoped that the ratio would grow further to 99.9 percent this year," the minister said at his office.

The highest national electrification ratio recorded last year has peaked the ratios in previous years that stood at 95.3 percent in 2017, 91.2 percent in 2016, 88.3 percent in 2015 and 84.3 percent in 2014 respectively, he added.

Most of the electrification ratio was supported by electricity supplies from state-run power firm of PLN with 95.45 percent and from other power suppliers with 2.48 percent, he said.

The ministry has set a target to boost a total capacity of power plants operating in the country up to 80,000 Mega Watt (MW) this year from 63,000 MW last year.