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Govt to set prices for biomass energy

  • Rabby Pramudatama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2012   /  08:17 am

The government will soon be issuing a new pricing regulation for biomass power plants to encourage investors to take advantage of the city’s waste for power generation, an official with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has said.

The ministry’s director general of renewable energy and energy conservation, Kardaya Warnika, said the new pricing, which is often called a feed-in tariff, would be applied to waste-fired power plants in cities.

“We previously set the electricity price for city waste-fired power plants at Rp 600 (US 6.36 cents) per Kilowatt-hour (kWh). Now we want to increase it to Rp 900,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

He said the ministry would issue the new pricing policy by the end of next week. “We are working on it. We hope it will be done by next week.”

The ministry, he added, categorized the city waste-fired power plants...