Indonesia achieves 98.3% national electrification ratio, hits 63,000MW
At a time Nigeria gropes in darkness and blackout Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan on Friday said the electrification ratio among the population has reached 98.3 per cent in 2018.
And whereas Nigeria’s minister of power, Babatunde Fashola, is touting 7,000MW, Indonesia hit 63,000MW in 2018.
Jonan said the percentage showed 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 highest national electrification ratio recorded in 2018 has peaked the ratios in previous years that stood at 95.3 percent in 2017.
“Also 91.2 per cent in 2016, 88.3 per cent in 2015 and 84.3 per cent in 2014 respectively.
“Most of the electrification ratio was supported by electricity supplies from state-run power firm of PLN with 95.45 per cent and from other power suppliers with 2.48 per cent,” he added.
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 in 2018.