JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan at the weekend inaugurated the operation of coal-fired power plant (PLTU) Tenayan in Pekanbaru, Riau province.
The power plant with capacity of 2×100 MW costs Rp2.65 trillion to developed it. It consists of 2 turbine machines and consumes low calorie coal of between 3,800 to 4,700 kkal with a volume of 1 million tons of coal per annum. The coal comes from Jambi and South Sumatra.
PLTU Tenayan has started operation on Dec. 8, 2016. The electricity from the power plant is distributed through Riau transmission system.
Currently, one unit of the power plant begins operation, while unit 2 will begin operation in early March 2017. The operation of the power plant will boost peak capacity of power plants in Riau to 636 MW from 571 MW at present.
Minister Jonan visited Riau area after visiting Iran. At the weekend he also visited Duri and Minas fields in Riau, the oldest oil fields in the country, operated by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI).
In addition to PLTU Tenayan, there are a number of power plants being developed in Riau, namely PLTU Riau Kemitraan with capacity of 600 MW, PLTGU Riau Peaker 200 MW, PLTGU Riau 250 MW, PLTU Dumai 250 MW. The power plants will begin operating in between 2017 and 2020.
Some power plants construction however are being halted by their developers for various reasons, namely PLTU Kuala Tangkal 2×7 MW in Jambi, PLTU Bengkalis 2×10 MW in Riau, PLTU Ipuh Seblat 2×3 MW in Bengkulu, PLTU Tembilahan 2×5 MW in Riau. (*)