JAKARTA, NNC - The availability of adequate, equitable and affordable electricity will increase the investments and economic growth of the people. Therefore, one of the Indonesian government's priority programs in the electricity sector is the construction of power plants providing 35,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
Agung Pribadi, Head of Communications, Public Information Services and Cooperation Bureau at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said that up to January 15, 2018, the 35,000 MW program that has been operating is 1,358 MW, of which 466 MW is built by state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), while 892 MW is developed by independent power producers (IPP).
"The 35,000 MW plant that has been operating is spread over the Sulawesi region with a total of 538 MW, followed by Sumatera with 455 MW, Maluku and Papua with 135 MW, Kalimantan with 126 MW, and 104 MW spread in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara," Agung explained in Jakarta , Sunday (01/28).
Furthermore, he said, power plants with a total capacity of 17,096 MW have entered construction phase. A total of 5,657 MWs are underway by PLN and the capacity of 11,439 MW is being built by private developers.
"Of the 35,000 MW project, 17,096 MW or about 48 percent have already entered construction phase, while another 12,724 MW have been contracted but not yet contracted, so that has not contracted or Power Purchase Agreement is only 4,682 MW.It is clear, positive trends About 20,000 MW targeted to operate in 2019, "he explained.
In addition to the 35,000 MW project there is also the construction of Fast Track Program (FTP) phases 1 and 2 and the Regular Program of approximately 7,800 MW. Agung explained that the three programs, amounting to 6,395 MW of which have been in operation.
To note, the 35,000 MW program contributes greatly to the electrification ratio. Until the end of 2017, the achievement of the national electrification ratio reached 95.35 percent. This figure is higher than the target set, which is 92.75 percent.