Jakarta complex launches on-site power plant for reliability

GE Energy has announced the start-up of a new Jenbacher gas engine on-site power plant, part of a multi-year expansion of Plaza Indonesia's hotel, shopping and entertainment centre, office building and residential complex in the nation's capital city of Jakarta.

For the mixed-use project in the heart of Jakarta's business district, GE supplied nine of its JGS 620 GS-N.L generator sets, which will generate a total of 24.6 MW of electricity, with an efficiency of 42.1%. All of the electricity will be used to support the power requirements of the complex. GE suggests that the plant demonstrates how Indonesian companies are looking at innovative ways to ensure continuous power supplies for their operations, since the national grid is unable to meet the growing demand for electricity.

'By generating our own power, Plaza Indonesia is making sure that professionals can work seamlessly, hotel guests can enjoy the amenities continuously and shoppers' enjoyment at the mall is not disrupted. GE Energy's Jenbacher gas engine technology offers the reliability and performance we need to help assure a continuous power supply that supports our commitment to ensure the best service for our various customers,' said Herman Bunyamin, director of Plaza Indonesia.

The project is one of the most prominent orders for GE Energy's Jenbacher gas engines in Indonesia, a strong growth area for GE's on-site power solutions due to the country's abundant natural gas supply, combined with a growing demand by the commercial and industrial sectors for more reliable, cost-effective electricity.

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