BANDUNG CITY- Acting Regional Secretary of West Java Province Daud Achmad said, electricity is the most important thing in national development. Therefore, electricity is one of the attentions of the current West Java Provincial Government.
"Namely the increase in electricity consumption per capita listed in the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) of West Java in 2018-2023," Daud said when opening the Provincial Level 2019 National Electric Day Relaxing Talk at Gedung Sate, Bandung City, Sunday (27) / 10/19).
According to Daud, innovation and collaboration are the keys of West Java Provincial Government in realizing an increase in electricity consumption per capita. Starting from the provision of electricity, quality electricity, safe, reliable, to environmentally friendly.
Regarding safety and security, said Daud, West Java Provincial Government has signed a Letter of Intent related to safe, green and smart electricity with the International Copper Association of South East Asia (ICASEA) on April 24, 2019.
"The existence of free certification for installation personnel includes the development of electricity safety competency expertise, free electricity installation checks for households with a maximum power of 900 VA, as well as houses of worship, small business places," he said.
"Then, the development of the concept of safe, green and smart electricity campaigns and the development of the application of electricity-based community equipment," Daud added.
In addition, the West Java Provincial Government through the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) initiated Kampung Caang in 2020. The program aims to supply electricity to villages that have not yet been reached by PLN. Later, electricity will use renewable energy.
"Because electricity is now very important and absolutely needed by the community. Why is there a Caang Village program, so that all citizens can feel electricity, "said Daud.
Head of ESDM Department Prov. West Java Bambang said, the Talk of Relaxing 2019 National Electricity Day aims to socialize the West Java Provincial Government's commitment in realizing safe electricity, and raising awareness about safety.
According to Bambang, his party has conducted phase I inspections in several hospitals, markets and public buildings in August 2019. "And in the progress of the free electricity installation inspection in phase II of 2,000 450 VA and 900 VA home installations spread across Bandung and the City Bogor in October 2019, "he said.
On the same occasion, there was the handover of Community Development program assistance in the form of 10 units of electric bicycles for the Gedung Sate Tour, and Kampung Caang with free electricity connections for residents in the 3T West Java area from PT. PLN West Java Distribution Main Unit.