Indonesia granted $500m to boost power access

A new programme aimed at helping Indonesia meet its growing power needs has been launched. The World Bank is providing a $500 million (£343.6m) loan to national power utility PT PLN to boost electricity access to 90% in Sumatra Island as well as improve systems to be more efficient and reliable. Around 39 million Indonesians […]

Indonesia gets £600m loan to boost power system

Indonesia has been funded a £600m loan to improve its power system. It will support major power distribution upgrades in Sumatra. These include enhancements to 150kV transmission lines, extensions of substations and the installation of new and upgraded equipment, including switchgears. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given the money to the country’s state electricity corporation which will […]

India nuclear plants shut as ‘precaution’ after Indonesia quake?

There have been conflicting reports about whether a nuclear power plant in India was shut down by the Indian government as a precaution after a strong earthquake hit Indonesia. One news site claimed the Nuclear Power Corporation of India was planning to shut plants down. However another Indian news site claims a top official from the Kundankulam […]