Company Profile


To be the Leading Electricity Company in Southeast Asia and # 1 Customer Choice for Energy Solutions


  • Conducting electricity business and other related fields, oriented to customer satisfaction, company members and shareholders.
  • Making electricity as a medium to improve the quality of people’s lives.
  • Keeping electricity as driving economic activity.
  • Conducting business activities that are environmentally sound.


Electricity for a Better Life

Purpose and Objectives of the Company

To carry out the business of providing electricity for the public interest in an adequate quantity and quality and to foster profits and carry out the assignment of the Government in the electricity sector in order to support development by applying the principles of a Limited Liability Company.

PLN history

Starting in the late 19th century, the fields of sugar factories and electricity factories in Indonesia began to be increased when a number of Dutch companies engaged in sugar factories and tea factories set up electric power plants for their own needs.

Between 1942-1945, there was a shift in management of Dutch companies by the Japanese, after the Dutch surrendered to Japanese troops at the beginning of World War II

The process of transfer of power occurred again at the end of World War II in August 1945, when Japan surrendered to the Allies. This opportunity was exploited by the youth and electric workers through the delegation of the Workers / Employees of Electricity and Gas who together with the Central KNI Leader took the initiative to face President Soekarno to hand over the companies to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. On October 27, 1945, President Soekarno established the Electricity and Gas Bureau under the Department of Public Works and Energy with a power generation capacity of 157.5 MW.

On January 1, 1961, the Electricity and Gas Service was changed to BPU-PLN (General Chairman of the State Electric Company) engaged in electricity, gas and coke which was dissolved on January 1, 1965. At the same time, 2 (two) companies the state namely the National Electricity Company (PLN) as the manager of state-owned electricity and the State Gas Company (PGN) as the gas manager was inaugurated.

In 1972, according to Government Regulation No. 18, the status of the State Electricity Company (PLN) is stipulated as the Public Electricity Company and as the Holder of Electricity Business Authority (PKUK) with the task of providing electricity for public purposes.

In line with the Government’s policy of providing an opportunity for the private sector to engage in the electricity supply business, since 1994 the status of PLN has shifted from a Public Company to a Company (Persero) and also as a PKUK in providing electricity for public use until now.

Our Business

Our core business is the supply of electricity, especially in generation, transmission and distribution. Obtaining the task of electrifying all over the archipelago, PLN has the obligation to increase installed capacity for power supply and the development of electricity infrastructure such as transmission networks, substations, and distribution networks. At all times, we continue to improve ourselves and improve services, considering that electricity is a basic infrastructure need that will create a multiplier effect for the progress of the Indonesian economy.

Our business continues to expand into various business sectors through subsidiaries, associated entities, joint ventures, and special purpose vehicles (SPV) under the auspices of the PLN Group. Through the implementation of SOLID (Securing Business Sustainability, Optimizing Cost Efficiency, Leading Industry Capabilities, Increasing Profit Contribution and Developing New Edge) business portfolios, we will continue to develop services to become a World Class Electricity Company.