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Old power plants to be converted into renewable

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 24 2020   /  01:20 am

The government aims to complete this year a study into replacing several aging fossil fuel-fired power plants with renewable energy plants as it races against time to catch up with its green goals.The study, which began in January, not only includes mapping potential renewable sources but also future growth in targeted regions, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for electrification, Rida Mulyana, said on Monday. It is being conducted by state electricity firm PLN as the operator of the aging plants."We are still gathering data right now," said Rida, who is also a PLN commissioner. “There are a lot of plants and they are quite spread out. We can't study them randomly, but this has to be done one by one. This needs time."Indonesia has 2,246 diesel-fired power plants (PLTD) that are over 15 years old, 16.2 percent of which are in Aceh, ministry data shows. Thes...