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Indonesia’s largest power plant on schedule to operate next year

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 3, 2019   /  03:30 pm
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Several technicians of state-owned electricity company PLN replace a damaged isolator in Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

A 2,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant tipped as the largest project of its kind in Southeast Asia is on track to kick off commercial operations next year “Right now, the Batang power plant has been 83 percent completed. It is on track to begin commercial operations in 2020,” said Dharma Djojonegoro, vice president of Adaro Power, a subsidiary of Adaro Energy. Coal producer Adaro Energy, which will supply the coal needs of the power plant, owns 34 percent of the plant through joint venture firm Bhimasena Power Indonesia (BPI). The coal producer, which is Indonesia’s second-largest after Bumi Resources, is slated to supply up to 7.5 million tons of coal to the plant each year, which would equal to 13.8 percent of the 54 million tons of coal produced last year by Adaro Energy. The Batang power plant, which BPI has been working on since 2011, was initially sch...