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    Electricity Peak Load During Eid al-Fitr in West Java Reached 4,344 MW


    BANDUNG - Electricity supply in West Java during Eid al-Fitr 2019, 1440 H, safe. For West Java, the peak nighttime load on Lebaran, June 5, 2019, is only 4,344 MW, or a 42 percent decrease compared to the peak load of ordinary nights Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

    "As usual, the load drops when Eid. "Even at 10:00 a.m., it fell 60% compared to the burden of normal days at the same hour," explained Iwan, PLN Communications Manager for the West Java Distribution Unit (UID).

    Iwan explained that the peak load on Eid day H and H + 1 this year is higher than the previous year. The growth of peak load on the Eid day of H and H + 1 this year, which each rose 2.8% and 2.7% compared to the peak load on Eid day H and H + 1 in 2018.

    Furthermore, when peak loads on days H to 2 + other areas in West Java decline, the city of Tasikmalaya experiences increased electricity consumption. Tasikmalaya is the only area in West Java that has a peak electricity load on the day H to 2 + E days higher than the peak load of normal days. This happens because the area is a destination for going home and tourist attractions.

    "Broadly speaking, the relatively higher growth of peak load on Eid al-Fitr shows that more and more people are using PLN electricity and it is happiness for us when the electricity is beneficial, accompanying community gathering activities and celebrating the festivity of Eid," said Iwan.

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