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Jakarta Post

PLN rolls up sleeves for business revision

  • Fedina S. Sundaryani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 18 2016   /  08:59 am

State-owned electricity firm PLN is gearing up for the annual revision of its electricity procurement business plan (RUPTL) in order to accommodate changes in the government’s long-term electrification targets.

The RUPTL is revised every year to match the country’s 10-year electrification plan, which includes the government’s ambitious plan to procure an additional 35,000 megawatt (MW) of electricity by 2019.

PLN is looking to complete the revision early next year and then submit it to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry for approval.

PLN procurement director Supangkat Iwan Santoso confirmed that there would be several revisions contained in next year’s business plan, including the volume of electricity sourced from mine-mouth power plants in Kalimantan and Sumatra.

The electricity volume from the power plants is expected to increase after th...