The New 35 Thousand MW Electricity Project Operates 10 Percent

Jakarta – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) noted that the commercially operated power plant (COD) until June 15, 2019 has only reached 10 percent or 3,617 MW (Mega Watt) or 119 units.

The ESDM Ministry’s Director General of Electricity, Rida Mulyana, said that by the end of 2019 there will be additional plants ready to operate.
“Until the end of the year, 2.2 GW can be added from the six projects, five of which are IPP (Independent Power Producer),” said Rida in the Director General of Electricity Building, Jakarta, July 2, 2019.

Furthermore, the plants that have entered the construction phase reach 57 percent or 20,120 MW or 117 units, which include PLTGU, PLTU, PLTP and PLTA which require a relatively long development process.

Then, 4 percent or 1,453 MW are still in the procurement process, and the remaining 2 percent or 734 MW is in the planning stage. The progress of this project consists of pembagkit owned by PLN and Private Electricity Producers (IPP).

Rida revealed, projects that have contracted or have electricity purchase agreements (PPAs) but those that have not entered the construction phase reach 27 percent or 9,515 MW or 60 units. However, at the moment it is still in the process of fulfilling the funding requirements in order to achieve financial closing, where to achieve it must include land acquisition and environmental permits. Meanwhile, the remaining 6 percent is targeted to be completed for the procurement process no later than the end of this year.

The six projects that entered the progress of the settlement above 90 percent, namely the South Kalimantan Steam Power Plant (PLTU) with a capacity of 100 MW, which was almost completed with a percentage of 99.3 percent and the Hydroelectric Power Plant (PLTA) in Bengkulu has also progressed 99 , 83 percent with a capacity of 21 MW and a Waste Power Plant (PLTSa) with a capacity of 0.5 MW which is 100 percent completed.


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