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Jakarta Post

Indonesia to construct 93 power plants in 2nd project

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 30 2010   /  12:53 pm

The government has announced its list of 93 power plants to be built under the second 10,000-megawatt (MW) power generation scheme. "With the issuance of the decree, the bidding for the power plant procurement can now be opened," J. Purwono, the director general for electricity and energy use, said Friday. The power plants are expected to generate up to 10,153 MW in total. Of this figure, 5,770 MW or 57 percent will go into the Java - Bali grid, while the rest will go to the other islands across the archipelago. This second project is expected to promote the use of clean and renewable energy, but coal-fired power plants will still contribute significantly. Of the total capacity, up to 1,204 MW (12 percent) will be generated by hydroelectric plants; 1,660 MW (16 percent) from gas combined-cycle plants; 3,977 MW (39 percent) from geothermal plants, and 3,312 MW (33 perc...