Jakarta- One of the Hydroelectric Power Plants (PLTA) in Cianjur, West Jrawa, officially operates today. Rajamandala Hydroelectric Power Plant, the name suggests, this one plant adds to the use of water as the largest energy-friendly power plant.
The Director of New Energy and Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) explained that water is one of the most widely used new renewable energies. With the entry of Rajamandala, the total capacity of PLTA currently operating is 6,256 MW
“Especially for hydropower plants, the entry of Rajamandala provides an additional 47 MW so that there will be a total of 6,256 MW. Hydropower itself is the largest of renewable energy until now,” Harris said.
Until now, the total renewable energy used nationally for electricity generation is 9,761.5 MW, aka 12% of the total national power plant.
“If the total portion of renewable energy in 2019 is around 9,761.5 MW, it is 12% of the total national power plant,” Harris said.
“The national target is 23% using new renewable energy,” he added.
At least, for West Java alone with the presence of the Rajam Hydroelectric Power Plant, the mix of new renewable energy for electricity generation increases.
“Previously we were 68% of total renewable energy in West Java. Adding, 47 mw (Rajamandala hydropower) maybe we could move to 69% in West Java,” said PLN West Java Distribution General Manager Iwan Purwana, at the Rajamandala hydropower plant.
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The Rajamandala PLTA can accommodate 168 cubic meters / second of flow, and turn it into a voltage of 47 mw. The hydropower plant from the Indonesia-Japan collaboration took an investment of US $ 150 million. Construction has been carried out since 2014