goodmorningpapua.com – In order to support the government’s program in the Acceleration of the Battery-Based Electric Motor Vehicle Program (KBLBB) in Indonesia, PLN gets ready to encourage the provision of infrastructure and facilities to meet the needs of electric vehicle owners. This commitment is evidenced by the presence of Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicle (SPKLU) in Papua, especially in Jayapura City.
The PLN SPKLU facility is currently in the process of delivering an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger from Jakarta and it is estimated that in the second week of February 2022 it will be operational. The first SPKLU in Papua is located at the PLN Main Unit for Papua and West Papua offices, Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 18, Jayapura City.
A General Manager of PLN Main Unit for Papua and West Papua Region, Abdul Farid in his remarks at the Battery-Based Electric Motorized Vehicle Touring activity in Jayapura, Monday, January 17, 2022, said that people should not hesitate to have electric vehicles in Jayapura.
Apart from vehicles whose quality is already capable of being used in Jayapura’s geographical conditions, PLN is also ready to provide various convenience services in the form of charging stations, home charging services with tariff discounts of up to 30% or programs to add electricity at lower costs to make it easier to recharge vehicle batteries. at home.
Starting in 2022, PLN will conduct a Battery-based Electric Motor Vehicle (KBLBB) touring with the Papua Electric Vehicle (EV) Community at three locations in Papua, namely Jayapura, Wamena and Asmat as the only regencies with 100 percent electric motor users in Indonesia.
“This is a form of our support to invite people switching to use electric vehicles. There are many advantages that we can get by switching from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles, ranging from fuel costs that are much more efficient, cleaner air quality to reducing fuel consumption in the community,” he explained.
Meanwhile, with the SPKLU, Farid hopes that this will be able to encourage the massive use of Battery-Based Electric Motorized Vehicles (KBLBB). Not only more economical and eco-friendly, this SPKLU is also considered easy to use. The reason is, the facility has been integrated with the PLN Mobile application which makes its use more practical. “Seeing this, I think Papua gets ready to welcome the presence of electric vehicles,” he said.
Apart from Jayapura, PLN will also soon build 3 more SPKLUs, namely in Manokwari, Sorong and Biak. PLN will continue to strive this year for the three SPKLUs to operate.
Meanwhile, in other regions of Eastern Indonesia, PLN simultaneously inaugurated SPKLU today in five cities, including Labuan Bajo, Mataram, Kendari, Manado, and Ambon. In the future, PLN will continue to increase the number of SPKLUs throughout Indonesia to encourage the use of fuel-fueled vehicles that are more eco-friendly.