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Indonesia’s PLN to add 736.6 MW capacity of renewables this year

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JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The state-run utility company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) expects to add 736.6 MW of renewable-based power plants this year, that will boost the renewables in the country’s energy mixed.

According to PLN’s data, 274 MW will come from hydropower plants, wind farm 60 MW, PLTBg/PLTBm 10.9 MW, micro-hydro power plants 136.3 MW, geothermal power plants 190 MW, waste-to-energy power plants 2 MW and solar PV 63.4 MW.

At the same time, the diesel power plants would decline to 4.73% to its energy mixed from 5.98% last year.

Director for Corporate Planning of PLN Syofvi Felienty Roekman said that PLN has submitted the Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) for the period of 2019-2028 to the Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan.

The RUPTL is used as a reference for the development of power plants in the next 10 years. The RUPTL is revised every year and reflects the government’s policy.

The Indonesian government has a target to raise the share of renewable energy to 23% in the national energy mixed by 2025. To achieve the target, the government is trying to push the development of renewable energy projects, although in some cases, the move is considered half-hearted. (*)

Written by Staff Writer, edited by Roffie Kurniawan (Email: roffie.kurniawan@gmail.com)

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