Indonesia`s PLN needs US$15.7 bln to avert power supply crisis

Jakarta (Antara News/Asia Pulse) - State-owned electricity company PLN will need at least US$15.7 billion to increase its power supplying capacity to keep pace with growing demand, and to ward off a power supply crisis in 2010.

"Around US$8.3 billion of the funds will be for generating facilities, US$4.9 billion for transmission systems and the rest for distribution networks," PLN director, Ali Herman Ibrahim said.

"The investment will also include funds for power generating projects to be built by PLN and independent power producers (IPP)."
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