The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources is targeting for Bali to be able to produce 1,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2018.
Bisnis.com reports that Bali is presently supplied with 700 MW of electrical power from sources primarily located on Java and delivered to Bali via submarine cables.
Meanwhile, Bali is developing power-generating stations capable of producing 400 MW of power at Celukan Bawang and Buleleng.
The Ministry says the government must develop power resources for Bali in keeping with the growing demands of the island’s development.
The Ministry of Energy and National Resources website calls on regents and mayors of municipalities to facilitate the licensing of new power generating centers, providing incentives if necessary to encourage the development of new power sources.
Meanwhile, the Ministry is boasting that it has developed 25,000 MW of new power generation for the Nation over the past 10 years.
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