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Jakarta Post

23 power plants to come online this year

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 9 2012   /  09:01 am

State-run power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has revealed that this year 23 new power plants with a combined capacity of 3,351 megawatts (MW) will come online.

The plants were built under the first phase of the 10,000 MW fast-track energy program.

Company president director Nur Pamudji said that when the new power plants went online, the realization of the 10,000 MW fast-track program would reach 6,526 MW.

He said that in 2013, an additional 2,191 MW worth of power plants would go online, and in 2014, the program would be complete as one final 880 MW power plant began operating.

“The power plants that will turn on this year are the coal-fired Lontar unit 3 plant in Banten, which has a capacity of 315 MW, starting in March, the Pelabuhan Ratu unit 1 plant in West Java with a capacity of 350 MW starting in August and unit 2 in the same location a...