Royal HaskoningDHV and TIRASA intend to collaborate in developing 100 MW of small scale hydropower plants in Indonesia in the next five years commencing with feasibility studies and reviews within targeted areas of the region. An estimated 350,000 people could benefit from connected to the grid because of these hydropower plants.

Indonesia’s electricity generation capacities are outdated and insufficient, operating at an average capacity factor of 66%. In addition the country experiences daily blackouts lasting on average four hours a day and more than 86 million Indonesians still lack even the basic access to electricity. The World Bank identifies that the provision of reliable electricity in Indonesia as a pressing issue...

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Indonesia is aiming to increase electricity capacity by 5,000 megawatts per year in an effort to support economic growth.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry director general for electricity, Jarman, said that the country had added 4,000 to 4,500 megawatts of capacity per year since 2011.

“From 2014 to 2020, the average annual increase should gradually increase to 5,000 megawatts per year,” Jarman said on the sidelines of the third United States-Indonesia Energy Investment Roundtable in Jakarta on Monday.

The country’s total installed capacity reached 46,420 megawatts as of the end of September, according to figures presented by Jarman recently.

“We have to reach 5,000 megawatts per year...

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biomass_sourcesWarsaw. Lack of non-renewable energy sources and an increasing need for renewable energy sources has forced Indonesia to shift gears and refocus its attention, it was revealed during the UN Framework Conference on Climate Change.

“Indonesia has tremendous potential to produce biomass, the market is there, we just need a policy to move forward,” Yetti Rusli, the special staffer for climate change at the Forestry Ministry told the Jakarta Globe during the side event of the conference.

“It’s no longer enough to have our full attention to anticipating climate change or emission reduction, it’s time for us to think about added values” she said.

Yetti said Indonesia could be one of the biggest biomass producers worldwide with its massive potential.

“We are very fortunate to have suns...

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Indonesia will find it hard to meet its ambitious timetable to burn more palm-based biodiesel, hampered by the demands of distributing the fuel to its thousands of islands and by reluctance to fill up tanks with biofuel.

The Southeast Asian nation is the top producer of palm oil and adding more to fuel could cut its oil import bill by around $2.5 billion a year. That would help Indonesia reverse trade deficits that have weakened its currency and dented investor confidence in the region’s largest economy.

Using more biodiesel at home would also help offset a likely fall in exports after major customer the European Union agreed to impose punitive duties on Indonesia for selling the fuel at unfairly low prices.

Jakarta’s energy ministry in August issued a new regulation — to go into effect ...

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State-owned electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will increase the use of palm oil to feed its power plants, to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.

On Monday, PLN signed agreements that, according to president director Nur Pamudji, will help it secure fuel feedstock for its pilot projects.

Under the agreements, Jakarta-listed PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology will supply 3,320 tons of processed palm oil (PPO) to PLN’s diesel-fired power plant in Titi Kuning, Medan, North Sumatra; privately owned PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia will supply 1,250 tons to PLN’s Bagan Besar and Bagan Siapiapi power plants in Dumai, Riau; and private firm PT Wilmar Cahaya Indonesia will supply 2,150 tons to PLN’s four power plants in West Kalimantan, all this year.

PLN is expecting t...

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SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) — Hyundai Engineering Co., one of South Korea’s leading builders, said Monday that it won a US$91.3 million hydroelectric power plant contract in Indonesia.

The company said the engineering, procurement and construction contract reached with Rajamandala Electric Power is for building a 47-megawatt facility near the city of Bandung, 150 kilometers southeast of Jakarta.

The new Rajamandala power plant aims to provide electricity to Jakarta and surrounding areas.

“Hyundai Engineering will be in charge of all facets of the project that include a water tunnel and the setting up of power cables,” the builder said in a press release. Work on the project is expected to be completed around March 2017.

Besides the latest deal, the company built a 20...

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Aluminum producer PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) has supplied 105 megawatts (MW) of electricity to help tackle power outages often occurring in areas across North Sumatra recently.

Inalum president director Sahala Sijabat said Inalum provided the electricity supply for free as the company cared about the power crisis affecting the province. The electricity had been channeled to areas in North Sumatra since Nov.28 last year until now.

“This is part of Inalum’s commitment to help as much as possible in resolving the electricity crisis in the province,” he told The Jakarta Poston Wednesday.

Besides North Sumatra, Sijabat said, Inalum had also provided 1.5 MWs of electricity to state electricity company PLN in Porsea, Humbang Hasundutan regency.

He said Inalum’s ability to supp...

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State-owned electricity company PT PLN says that additional power supplies from existing and new power plants should resolve the acute power shortages in North Sumatra.

PLN senior corporate communications manager Bambang Dwiyanto said on Friday that the additional supplies were expected to come from the Asahan hydropower complex and the Nagan Raya coal-fired power plant (PLTU), which is now under construction.

Additional supplies would also be provided by the Belawan GT 2.2 combined-cycle power plant (PLTGU) and the Labuhan Angin PLTU, which were currently undergoing maintenance, he said.

The company has been criticized for its failure to resolve the shortage of electricity in the North Sumatra area, where supplies of power can no longer meet the growing demand.

PLN hopes the Asahan power...

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Markus Schlueter, Rödl & Partner

Markus Schlueter of the law firm Rödl & Partner in Cologne, Germany, outlines the necessary steps to take part in Indonesia’s newly introduced renewable energy capacity auction program.

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JGunnuhverakarta – TAMBANG. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is completing a revision on electricity sales-purchase from geothermal power plant pricing regulation. The ministerial regulation revision will be signed in a few weeks.

“We are looking forward for the ministerial regulation revision on geothermal power plant to be signed in a few weeks. It would provide certainty for business stakeholders, and boost the development of geothermal power,” told Rida Mulyana, Director General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, during a seminar on geothermal, held in Jakarta today (4/10)

According to the director general, the most important point in the revision is the calculation mechanism for geothermal electricity price...

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