"It is hoped that in mid-2011 Holtekamp thermal power plant and Orya hydropower plant will become operational," he said.
With the operation of the two power plants in Jayapura, PLN could save Rp30 million to Rp50 million per month. The funds saved would be used to finance other needs such as engine generators as well as some operational costs that can be given to other areas in Papua especially those which have not yet received adequate electricity support, Dahlan added.
"When these two power plants have become operational, PLN Jayapura region will save tens of billions of rupiahs a month or half a trillion rupiahs a year," he said.
The Holtekamp thermal power plant is located in Muara Tami sub district, Jayapura city and the Orya hydropower plant in Genyem sub district, Jayapura district with a capacity of 200 megawatt each.
PLN meanwhile supports the administration`s plan to build Urumuka hydro power plant with a capacity of 350 MW in Timika, Mimika, which the installation was the initiative of the Papua provincial administration.