JAKARTA, NNC - The subsidiary of state-owned gas company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk (PGAS.JK) or PGN, PT Widar Mandripa Nusantara (Widar), again expanded its business by increasing its electricity supply. After supplying electricity to Lamong Bay Harbor Area, Widar succeeded in supplying five megawatts (MW) of electricity to Tanjung Balai Karimun Island, Riau Islands.
The power supply will be used in the Zone II free trade zone of Tanjung Balai Karimun. This is cooperation between Widar and PT Karimun Power Plant (KPP) as the holder of the electrical business area in the region.
"This achievement is a manifestation of our commitment to continue to spread energy well throughout the region," said Widar President Director Rizal Wibisono in a written statement on Thursday (1/18/2018).
Rizal said the distribution of electricity amounting to 5 MW will be done in stages according to electricity needs in the region.
"Currently, the majority of electricity users in the region are the industrial sector," he said.
The inclusion of additional power from Widar, continued Rizal, also benefited the industry in Tanjung Balai Karimun, because so far the electricity needs for the industry are mostly still supplied using diesel generators owned by their respective industries.
"With the electricity supplied by Widar through the KPP it is also helping the local industry to conduct energy efficiency," he explained.
The energy efficiency is done by using natural gas-fired power plant prepared by Widar supported by PT Energi Powerindo Jaya (EPJ). Rizal continued PT EPJ is working with PT VPower Operations Services (VPOS).
For gas supply, Rizal said that it is from PT Gagas Energi Indonesia (Gagas), also subsidiary of PT PGN and PT Environment Technology International (ETI). It is in form of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
"This synergy is expected to continue so as to realize one of PGN's commitments, both directly and through its subsidiaries in channeling good energy into Indonesia," he concluded.