State electricity firm PT PLN says it generated 88.2 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in the first half of 2011, up 6.3 percent from the same period last year.
The firm’s primary energy director, Nur Pamudji, said in a press statement sent on Friday that PLN consumed 19 million tons of coal in the first half of 2011, up 12 percent from the same period last year, and that its power plants and independent power producers burned 163 tera-British thermal units (TBTU) of natural gas, down 7 percent from 176 TBTU last year.
Production from hydroelectric power plants slumped to 6.5 TWh from 8.6 TWh last year due to lower rainfall intensity, Nur added.
“Water inflow to rivers across the country was higher last year as 2010 was wetter than this year,” he said in the statement.
Nur said PLN’s oil-based fuel consumption increased to 5.64 million kiloliters, up...