JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Indonesia’s power plants installed capacity in 2019 is projected to increase by 3,976 MW to 66,565.71 MW as some of the power plants are scheduled to come on-stream this year, directorate general for electricity at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said.
Last year, the realized installed capacity of the country’s power plants stood at 62,589.71 MW.
Director for Corporate Planning of the state-run electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said Friday (Jan. 1) that PLN alone expects to add 2,200 MW of power plants installed capacity this year, including hydro-power plant (PLTA) Jatigede with installed capacity of 110 MW (2×55 MW) and Rajamandala 47 MW.
The other power plants that are scheduled to begin operating in 2019 are including PLTU Tanjung Power with installed capacity of 2×100 MW in Tabalong, South Kalimantan, which is being developed by Adaro Power; PLTA Air Putih with capacity of 21 MW in Bengkulu, Sumatera and PLTU Pangkalan Susu in North Sumatera with capacity of 2×200 MW.
PLN, however, is currently review the annual electricity supply plan (RUPTL) given that some of the coal-fired power projects are expected to be completed this year, much earlier than scheduled revision.
The projects are part of the government’s ambitious 35 GW power plant program. (*)