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One step forward, PLN agrees to purchase power produced from Jakarta's waste

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 18, 2019   /  10:14 am
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A worker installs a banner announcing the groundbreaking ceremony of the intermediate treatment facility in Sunter, North Jakarta, on Dec. 20, 2018. (Tempo/ M Julnis Firmansyah)

State-owned electricity firm PLN signed an agreement with PT Jakarta Solusi Lestari (JSL) on Wednesday to purchase electricity produced from everyday waste at the city’s first intermediate treatment facility (ITF), which will be built in Sunter, North Jakarta. JSL is a subsidiary of city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) and has been tasked with building the waste-to-energy power plant (PLTSa). “The price was set taking into consideration various components, such as the amount of power produced and the standard power price,” PLN acting president director Sripeni Inten Cahyani said. According to the power purchase agreement, as stated in a release made available to The Jakarta Post, 1 kilowatt hour of power will cost 11.88 US cents, which is currently worth Rp 1,671. As the facility will produce electricity by incinerating waste, PLN will be in ...