Blackout in Bali: Island-wide power outage being dealt with, says state electricity provider

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The state electricity firm PLN is scrambling to get power back up and running in Bali.

The Indonesian island has been experiencing a mass power outage, as of 12:26pm. The lights are still off, as of writing time.

The blackout is due to an issue with electricity supply from Paiton, East Java to the Kediri substation in Bali’s Tabanan, according to PLN Bali region general manager Nyoman Suwarjoni.

A disruption in the power transfer from Paiton to Kediri is our problem since there is also no power in Paiton, he told bisnis.com.

The cause of the disturbance in the supply in Paiton is still being investigated, he said.

Residents in Denpasar, Canggu, Kerobokan, Kuta, Jimbaran, and Uluwatu have all reported a loss power over the past several hours.

Suwarjoni says PLN is attempting to get power in Pesanggaran, a smaller power station in Banyuwangi, East Java to come through, to at least get some of Denpasar back online.

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