Indonesia to stop issuing new permits for coal generators on Java

JAKARTA ( – The Indonesian government will no longer issue new permits to develop coal-fired power plants on the Java Island as a move to mitigate the environmental impact of the existing and the planned construction of the coal-fired plants.

“On the Java Island, there are no longer auction and signing of new coal-fired power plants. We don’t want to worsen the air quality. We are now encouraging developers to develop mine-mouth power plants on Southeast Sulawesi and Kalimantan,” Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan said at a seminar on Wednesday.

At present, a number of major power plants are being or will be developed on the Java Island. Among major ones are the coal-fired power plant in Batang, Central Java as well as an expansion of Tanjung Jati and Cirebon power plants. (*)

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