JAKARTA - PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) had initiated operations of ten Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in eastern Indonesia earlier this week (17/1). There charging stations are intended to accelerate the transformation towards utilisation of new and renewable energy resources.

Adi Priyanto, Director of Business for Sulawesi, Maluku, and Nusa Tenggara Regionals, stated that these charging stations are the form of commitment of PLN to providing infrastructures for electric vehicles energy charging. "Other business units may collaborate with PLN in building charging stations with sharing economy business scheme," he said in the information disclosure, quoted Wednesday (19/1).

These ten charging stations in question comprise three units in Manado, North Sulawesi, another three in Makassar and Kendari, and four in Ambon, Labuan Bajo, Mataram, and Papua each. Soon, the company plans to establish 14 other charging stations in eastern Indonesia.

As previously informed, PLN has allocated IDR 120 billion to build charging stations with a business sharing economy model with private and state-owned companies. (LK/ZH)