(From The Jakarta Post)
Byline: Fitri Wulandari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
The government will delay the planned overhaul of a number of power plants to avoid shortfalls in power supply during the current, prolonged dry season.
"We have ordered PLN to delay its overhaul plans. All power plants must be prepared to take appropriate action in the event of a severe drought," Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro said on Thursday, referring to the state-owned electricity company.
Purnomo said that the postponement of overhaul plans could ensure that an additional power supply of 1,500 to 2,000 megawatts (MW) were …