The 500kV Sumatera Transmission

Investment Value : IDR 24.4 Trillion
Funding Scheme : State-Owned Enterprice(SOE)
Location : Sumatera Island
Project Owner : PT PLN
Target Construction Date : 2016
Commercial Operation Date : 2019
Project Status : contruction and will be operation in 2019

Project Description

The construction of the 500 kV 1,330 km Transmission to transmit the electricity generated in the south part to the north part of Sumatra, that is from Muara Enim, South Sumatra up to Langsa, Aceh.

Project Significance

The Sumatra Transmission is needed to transmit electricity from Coal-Fired Power Plant (PLTU) in South Sumatra to the north region of Sumatra to improve electricity access of the communities. The schedule for the construction of this project will be synchronized with the completion of the construction of PLTU Sumsel 8, 9, 10 and the construction of HVDC so as to avoid uneven distribution of electricity on Sumatra Island and Java Island.