Kotabaru, South Kalimantan 17/7 (AntaranewsKalsel) - The Kotabaru Legislative Council (DPRD) came to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) to press for the operation of the Sigam steam fueled power plant (PLTU) which construction has been done.
Deputy Speaker of the DPRD H Mukhni AF after accompanied the delegation of Commission II to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Monday said that the basis of consultation is the strong urge of Kotabaru people, especially in remote areas, to an even distribution of electrical connections.
"We see that it is time for the Sigam power plant to be operated, because the construction has finished," said Mukhni.
So, he continued, people in a number of remote areas that have not been enjoying the lighting because of not yet getting electricity can now breathe freely.
If indeed the even distribution of electricity can not be applied before, it was understandable because of power deficit still occurring.
The operation of the Sigam power plant with a capacity of 7x2 Mega Watt can meet the power requirements for Kotabaru, even it has a surplus power and can be diverted to boost business activities.
Prior to the visit to the ministry, the legislators held an internal meeting to discuss the operation of the Sigam power plant in North Pulau Laut.
The DPRD Kotabaru speaker Hj Alfisah acknowledged that the operation of Sigam power plant, including the local problem of electricity, is actually an executive sphere. But because many public complaints submitted to the legislature, then it should be handling for it concern the livelihood of the people of this district.