Kantor PLN Gambir: Witness of Electricity Development in Jakarta

Originally, this building was the office of a company called NV NIGM (Nederlandsch Indische Gas Maatschappij) which was established in 1897. The company is expanding its operations into electric power. At that time, there was Steam Power Plant aroun Gambir near the Ciliwung river. In 1913, NV NIGM had a license to do business in Batavia, Jatinegara and Tangerang. During the Japanese occupation was taken over by the company called Djawa Denki Jogyosha Djakarta Shisha.

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After the end of Japanese occupation, the government established Department of Electricity and Gas, Djakarta branch. The management of electricity power then returned to the original owner (NV NIGM) in 1947 and the name was changed to NV OGEM. After the concession period of the NV OGEM was ended on 1 January 1954, the electricity management under controlled by the Jakarta Electricity Company which covered Jakarta, Kebayoran, and Tangerang.

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Nowadays the building is occupied by the PT PLN Jakarta Raya and used as their office

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda go to platform 2 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Manggarai the stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the north

From Cikini go to platform 1 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the north

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and change to platform 3/5 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the north

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and change to platform 3/5 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the north

See the link map or the map below

PLN Gambir Map

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