Inidata.id - PT PLN (Persero) claims to have succeeded in realizing a pilot project for converting LPG stoves to induction cookers in Surakarta. As many as 1,000 community-owned LPG stoves have been successfully converted to induction stoves.
PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo explained that the conversion of this stove was carried out by PLN to reduce dependence on LPG imports which continued to swell every year. Targeting the lower middle class who usually consume subsidized LPG, with this conversion step, PLN will also assist the government in reducing the burden of subsidies in the APBN.
"This stove conversion has become a mandate from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. Through this step, we can save the state budget and improve the country's financial balance," he said today.
He said the stove conversion pilot project run by PLN in Solo targeted 1,018 customers, consisting of 542 customers according to the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS), 458 non-DTKS customers and 18 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
All customers who are members of the Beneficiary Families (KPM) have received assistance in the form of induction cookers and their cooking utensils and they were also educated by our officers on how to use them.
"We hope that people can use this induction cooker to cook more comfortably and faster," he said.
The Director of Electricity Business Development at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jisman P. Hutajulu, appreciated PLN's quick steps in realizing the conversion of LPG stoves to induction cookers. He assessed that this program is a form of PLN's contribution in carrying out government programs to reduce imports of LPG gas.