" With the transmission system , can supply power to a large number . Could flowed 2,000 Megawatts through there , " he said when interviewed in Jakarta , Friday, March 7, 2014 .
Dahlan said the current electrical system that is being done now is not relevant to the progress of Sumatra . According to him , the current electricity system is the result of planning in the past 15 years in Sumatra when the economy is still small .
Former Director of PLN does not want a new system of project funding is too long as previous projects , which require funding from foreign loans . " Because sisitem long , 275 KV was the baseball finished the foreign loans , " said Dahlan .
He asked the process of the transmission system is done faster by pointing SOE works as project manager. He hopes the project is completed in 2.5 years . " If it can be less than 2.5 years , Sumatra uninterrupted electricity , " he said .
Dahlan said that the project has an investment of Rp 60 trillion, it will get its funding from three state-owned banks . Dahlan pointed to the five largest state-owned companies to do the work of the project . " Each of these two companies will work on the package , " he said . "The fund is also derived from each of them ( SOE work ) . " (see also: pakan burung pleci)
The transmission system will drain the energy supply of South Sumatra, North Sumatra . Dahlan said the South Sumatra have adequate electricity and the price is cheap . This is in contrast to the condition of central Sumatra and North Sumatra electricity shortages and expensive .