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Jakarta Post

W. Java power plant now fully operational

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 13 2011   /  08:28 am

Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa inaugurated the coal-fired Indramayu West Java 1 power plant, which has a maximum capacity of 3x330 megawatts (MW), on Wednesday.

“This new power plant will play a very strategic role in supporting people’s lives as well as boosting the growth of the industrial sector. Around 45 percent of manufacturing industry is located in West Java; that’s why continuous power supply is extremely vital,” he said in his speech.

He added that according to state electricity firm PT PLN president director Dahlan Iskan’s report, in the Java-Bali network there were no longer supply shortages, so there was ample opportunity for Indonesia to optimize industrial growth by securing power supply.

“This power plant will also help PLN to curb its dependence on oil-based fuels which are expensive. It takes around Rp 2,000 [22 US cents] t...