Directors Exposed to Covid-19, PLN Ensures Coal Supply for PLTU is Safe


Suara.com – PT PLN (Persero) continues to make efforts to secure the supply of coal to avoid blackouts to the community.

Over the past month, the President Director of PLN, Darmawan Prasodjo, has directly led the security of coal supply in the War Room (Information and Solutions Management Center/P2IS) which was also attended by more than 50 members of the Board of Directors and management of the PLN Group, while still observing protocols. Covid-19.

In the process of securing the coal supply, the President Director and one of the PLN Directors were exposed to Covid-19, in which all members of the primary energy crisis were screened and forced to be isolated, so that monitoring of coal supply and coordination was carried out online.

At the time of the inspection carried out by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Minister of SOEs (04/1/2022), the War Room which looked empty was indeed being sterilized to prevent the spread of Covid-19, so the monitoring process was shifted to using a digital system and online meetings.

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Since 2 years ago, the primary energy War Room system has been designed to carry out real-time monitoring both physically and online with the same effectiveness. This is a form of anticipation if physical meetings cannot be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We continue to work hard to maintain the national electricity supply. As part of the mitigation, we also have a sophisticated digital monitoring system in the form of the Online Coal Application so that monitoring of coal supply can be done physically or online. In accordance with the Covid-19 protocol, the Board of Directors and PLN management carries out intensive monitoring and coordination via online for 24 hours, as well as routine coordination in the morning from 05.30 to 24.00 WIB,” said Darmawan.

By continuing to apply the health protocols, Darmawan ensures there will be no blackouts thanks to the extraordinary support from the government and stakeholders from various sectors. The supply of coal for PLN’s power plants to date has increased by 7.5 million tons. This supply volume will continue to grow until it reaches a minimum of 20 operating days.

“Thanks to the President’s very clear and firm direction, namely prioritizing domestic needs, the coal crisis and LNG crisis can be resolved. Coal supply, which was stagnating, is now running smoothly. PLTU, which previously experienced a coal crisis, has begun to be resolved. Some LNG supplies which was empty, is now starting to be filled. For that, we express our deepest gratitude for the support of the President, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Minister of SOEs who have supported and assisted PLN in maintaining national energy security,” he said.

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