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Jakarta Post

PLN to directly appoint developers for mine-mouth power plants

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 23, 2017   /  10:56 am
PLN to directly appoint developers for mine-mouth power plants Sofyan Basir speaks to journalists after meeting with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta recently to discuss corruption prevention efforts in the company. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

State-owned electricity firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has stated it will not open tenders for mine-mouth coal-fired power plants (PLTU) as it plans to directly appoint the most prepared developers for such projects.

The direct-appointment scheme will be included in PLN's latest revision to its electricity procurement business plan (RUPTL) for 2017-2026, which is expected to be completed next week.

(Read also: PLN gives Pertamina more time in Java 1 project)

PLN president director Sofyan Basir said Sumatra and Kalimantan had a huge amount of potential in coal-fired electricity.

“The total potential of electricity at mine-mouths in Sumatra and Kalimantan is more than 5,000 megawatts [MW] and it can be managed through a process of direct appointment or assignment,” Sofyan said in Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by

“We hope we can finish it [the RUPTL revision] next week.” (vir/bbn)

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