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Jakarta Post

Tanjung Jati power plants begin operation

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 7 2012   /  12:06 pm

State-run power company PT PLN announced Monday that it had started the commercial operation of the Tanjung Jati B Expansion coal-fired power plant of Unit 4 in Jepara, Central Java, with a total capacity of 660 megawatts (MW).

In December last year, the company also announced the operation of Unit 3 with the same capacity. With the additional two units, the Tanjung Jati B power plant currently has a total capacity of 2,640 MW from the four units installed.

PLN president director Nur Pamudji claimed that full operation of Tanjung Jati B would significantly strengthen the Java-Bali grid system. “Tanjung Jati B contributes more than 20 percent of the total capacity of the country’s coal-fired power plants, which has reached 13,000 MW,” he said.

The presence of the power plant was also expected to encourage investors’ confidence in boosting investment in Central...