To make Aceh a potential investment destination must be supported by adequate electricity. PLN can utilize energy in the area to increase the availability of electricity to overcome the current problems, as disclosed by T. Syakur as the expert staff of the Governor of Economy representing the Governor opened the event Costumer and Investor Forum. The local government is ready to assist and facilitate the realization of investment from the electricity sector in Aceh. There are no constraints in the energy sector licensing process. The governor expects the investors who invest really do the implementation immediately after the licensing is obtained.
On the same occasion, Ir. Iskandar, M.Sc as the Head of DPMPTS Aceh who became the speaker said that at this time Aceh has been attracted by investors because there are still many natural resources availability but this needs to be supported by electricity infrastructure. Lack of electrical energy is still a constraint to get potential investors for Aceh. The need for electric power will increase in line with economic growth and population growth. The imbalance between demand and the supply of electricity causes supply shortages in some areas.
In addition, Iskandar conveyed that the Governor is very focused in terms of investment, as well as the ease of handling permits for potential investors. One of the great potentials for investment from potential energy sources are: Hydropower and Geothermal.
The ESDM Minister has delegated the authority to issue 10 licenses to the BKPM RI. BKPM RI and related ministries have simplified the electricity sector licensing from 923 days to 258 days.
Electricity becomes one of the important factors of investment, if electricity is not sufficient for the society then it will be difficult to find potential investors who want to invest in Aceh. PLN said it will continue to improve the quality of its electricity supply and reduce its dependence on Medan. Currently it focuses on the main plant in Arun Lhokseumawe, the power plant in Nagan Raya, and the diesel power plant in Banda Aceh to meet the electricity supply throughout Aceh.
For electricity continues to increase unbalanced with the increase in the availability of electric power. This is evidenced by the addition of unbalanced load with the availability of electric power, that’s because of Aceh’s current electricity instability, said GM PT.PLN Aceh region.
The event inviting PLN customers and prospective customers, the signing of the MoU. PT PLN also received a lot of input from the invited guests, so that it can be a feedback to PLN to continue to improve improve the quality of service for the community, investors and all sectors. (MJ)