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PLN to operate mine-mouth plant in S. Kalimantan

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 21 2012   /  11:00 am

State-run electricity utility PT PLN announced on Monday that the nation’s third mine-mouth coal-fired power plant located in Asam-Asam, South Kalimantan, with 2x265 megawatts (MW) capacity, would go online in the fourth quarter of this year.

PLN president director Nur Pamudji revealed the total investment needed to build a coal-fired power plant was Rp 1 trillion (US$110.972 million) per 100 MW. Using that calculation, the Asam-Asam plant requires an investment of Rp 1.3 trillion.

“The construction of mine-mouth power plants aims to provide electricity to mining sites’ surrounding areas. The current need isn’t really high,” he told reporters after a discussion session held by the Bimasena Mines and Energy Society in Jakarta.

Indonesia currently has two mine-mouth power plants in Ombilin, West Sumatra, and Bukit Asam, South Sumatra, each having a capacity o...