Due to current pandemic situation, the government decided to extend subsidy program through state-owned electricity firm, PLN. Until March 2021, PLN again distributes free electricity tokens and 50 percent discount for more than 30 million households in Indonesia.
Electricity subsidies surely breath of fresh air for people have already suffering caused by this pandemic. Since January 7, subsidies are available for eligible PLN customers. They will be given the same amount of the previous year.
100 percent free of charge for 450 VA power househoulds.
50 percent discount on bills or tokens (subsidized) for 900 VA power households have been recorded in the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS) at the Ministry of Social Affairs.
100 percent free of charge for 450 VA power business and industrial customers.
For postpaid customers, subsidies will be directly included in the bill (each customer), while for prepaid customers or using token system can obtain token codes with several easy ways as listed down below as quoted by kompas.com:
The Website 1. Open the address www.pln.co.id then select the Stimulus Covid-19 menu (Free/Discount Tokens). 2. Enter customer ID/Meter Number. 3. Then Free Token will be displayed on the screen. 4. Customers only need to enter Free Token into the meter accordance with their customers ID.
The WhatsApp Service 1. Open the WhatsApp application. 2. Chat WhatsApp to 08122-123-123, follow the instructions including enter the Customer ID. 3. A Free Token will appear. 4. Customers only need to enter Free Token into the meter accordance with their Customers ID.
PLN Mobile Application 1. Download and open the PLN Mobile Application. 2. Click PLN Cares for Covid-19 in the Info & Promos section. 3. Enter Customer ID/Meter Number. 4. A Free Token will appear. 5. Customers only need to enter Free Token into the meter accordance with their Customers ID.