New plant expected to solve power crisis
The new Banten coal-fired power plant in Tangerang is expected to solve the power crisis in the Greater Jakarta area next year.
Project coordinator Rusdi Johan said the project was 85 percent complete and was expected to begin operation next year.
“We are now testing the plant’s reliability,” he said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com
The plant consists of three units with a total capacity of 945 megawatts.
State electricity firm PLN built the plant with the intention of replacing the existing fuel-fired plants that have placed cost burdens on the company.