Delivering power across an island chain
In Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, delivering reliable power to 225 million residents is complicated by the fact that the population is spread across 18,000 islands. GE worked with PLN Batam to advance the electrification of the country.
Instead of building conventional power plants, which can take years, 20 TM2500 units were deployed to eight sites on six different islands. The units immediately generated 500 MW of power, enough to supply about 4 million homes. Months after their installation, the units were able to withstand several 7.0+ earthquakes that hit the region in 2018, keeping the lights on for the island’s residents and rescuers.