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Krakatau Steel plans coal-fired power plant in Banten

April 19, 2018

IDX-listed steel maker PT Krakatau Steel Tbk through subsidiary PT Krakatau Daya Listrik (KDL) plans to develop a 150 MW PLTU coal-fired power plant in Banten to supply electricity to the Krakatau Industrial Estate Cilegon.

Krakatau Director of Production and Technology Wisnu Kuncoro told Petromindo.com on Wednesday that tender process to select the EPC contractor for the project is expected to be concluded soon, to be immediately followed with construction process. He said that construction process is expected to be completed in 30-36 months in the hope that the power plant will start operation in 2020.

Krakatau allocates US$2.3 million for the power plant project, 30 percent of which is financed via internal funds and the remainder from bank loans. Wisnu said that the company is currently looking into a number of coal miners that would supply coal with calorific value of 5,400 kcal/kg to the power plant. He said that coal supply will come from a number of coal firms. KDL currently operates a combined 520 MW power plants, but only produces a total of 120 MW of electricity as some of the plants are already in aging condition.

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PP seeks funds to help finance Aceh power project

April 18, 2018

State-controlled engineering and construction company PT PP Tbk has obtained approval from the Office of State Minister of State Owned Enterprises to issue perpetual promissory notes to raise as much as Rp 1 trillion in proceeds to finance its share of investment in the 2x200 MW PLTU Meulaboh coal-fired power plant project in Aceh Province. This was said by PP Finance Director Agus Purbianto. He said that the proceeds target is enough to cover the company’s funding obligation in the power plant project.

PT Ciptadana Asset Management has been appointed as the underwriter of the promissory notes issuance. No further details were provided. PP is teaming up with China Datang Overseas Investment Co Ltd, and PT Sumberdaya Sewatama in the estimated US$600 million power plant project, which is targeted to start commercial operation in 2020. The consortium in May of last year signed power purchase agreement with state-owned electricity firm PT PLN for the project.

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KHE set to start construction of N. Kalimantan hydro power project

April 17, 2018

PT Kayan Hydro Energy (KHE) is set to start construction of the phase I 900 MW PLTA Kayan hydro power plant project in North Kalimantan Province. This was said by North Kalimantan Governor Irianto Lambrie in a statement issued on Monday.

He said that KHE is currently preparing to complete all the required permits including permit from the Ministry of Public works for the construction of the Kayan I dam. All the permits are expected to be issued in May of this year. He said that KHE plans to start mobilizing heavy equipment to project location in July of this year to develop supporting infrastructuring facilities such as road and port. No further details were provided about the PLTA project.

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Nusantara Regas modifies Jakarta Bay FSRU

April 13, 2018

PT Nusantara Regas (NR), which operates the Jakarta Bay floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), said the FSRU is currently being modified to be able to accommodate smaller LNG vessels with capacity of around 3,500 m3. This was said by Tammy Meidharma, President Director of NR, which is a joint venture between state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina, and state-controlled gas distribution firm PT PGN Tbk.

“We have started the conversion (process) this year so that our FSRU can receive vessels with capacity of around 3500 m3. We hope next year (2019) we will start accepting smaller LNG ships,” said Tammy to Petromindo.com recently. “The idea is that we want to send LNG to smaller markets such as in Bangka Belitung and Pontianak,” Tammy said. NR started the operation of its FSRU in 2012 supplying gas to power plants owned by state-owned electricity firm PT PLN. Last year, Tammy said that the company was looking for other markets outside PLN.

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BSE plans gas-fired power plant in N. Sulawesi

April 11, 2018

PT Bangun Sulawesi Energi (BSE) plans to develop a 50 MW gas-fired power plant in Bitung, North Sulawesi Province, to help increase power supply in the region, local news portal tribunmanado.co.id reported. The news portal said that the company on Tuesday held a gathering to promote the planned power project to the local Bitung city administration and industries in the region.

Gas supply for the power plant will be provided by PT Sulut Infra Gas, which will source the gas from Bontang in East Kalimantan. Atep Nandang Subandar, BSE President Commissioner, said construction of the project will start once the company has obtained the required permit from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Construction process is expected to be completed in eight months, he added.

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PLN plans wind farm project in Takalar

09 April 2018

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN plans to develop a wind power plant project in Takalar Regency, South Sulawesi Province, in a bid to help increase electricity supply in the region. The South Sulawesi provincial administration said in a statement that PLN last week signed a joint commitment with the Takalar regency administration and the provincial administration to develop the project. Takalar Regent Syamsari was quoted as saying that the proposed wind farm project is in line with the administration’s vision of boosting clean energy sources in the region. Meanwhile, General Manager of PLN South and West Sulawesi Regional Office, Bambang Yusuf said that Takalar offers huge potential for the development of wind power plant project. No further details about the project were provided.

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PLN to procure 195 MW of waste-based power plants

04 April 2018

Under its new 2018-2027 electricity procurement business plan (RUPTL), state-owned electricity firm PT PLN has set a target for the development of a combined 195 MW of waste-based power plants in the Java-Bali region over the next 10-year period, bisnis.com reported on Wednesday. The news portal, quoting the RUPTL document, said that a total of 85 MW of waste-based power plants will be developed in Jakarta, 20 MW in Banten, and 30 MW in West Java including in Bekasi (10 MW) and another 20 MW in Bogor, Cirebon and Cianjur.

In Central Java, the waste to power projects will be developed in Semarang (10 MW), Surakarta (15 MW), and Pekalongan (5-10 MW). In East Java and Bali, each will see the development of 10 MW and 15 MW, respectively. Of the overall plans, so far only the project in Bekasi has started construction, with commercial operation date target of 2022. In East Java, the projects have reached procurement stage, while projects in other regions are still at procurement stage.

So far, only two waste-based power plants have started operation in the country including 12 MW in Bekasi developed by private investor PT Navigat Organik, which started operation in 2011, and another 1.6 MW in Surabaya (East Java) developed by PT Sumber Organik. The development of waste-based power plants forms part of government efforts to help meet its target for renewables to account up to 23 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2025.

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PLN will procure 4150 MW from IPP in 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN is set to procure 4150 MW power supply coming from Independent Power Producer (IPP). The IPPs are; PLTU MT Jambi (Phase II) 600 MW - Reguler Program, PLTU MT Sumbagsel 1 300 MW - 35 GW program, PLTU Sulbagut 100 MW - Reguler program, PLTGU Sumbagut 1 & 4 500 MW - 35 GW program, PLTGU Sumbagut 3 (300 MW) - Reguler Program, PLTGU Jawa 3 (800 MW)- Reguler Program, PLTGU/MG Jawa Bali 3 (500 MW) - 35 GW Program, PLTGU/MG Jawa Bali 4 (450 MW) - 35 GW Program, PLTGU/MGU Peaker jawa-Bali 2 (500 MW) Reguler Program, PLTG/MG (Scattered) Belitung Peaker 40 MW 35 GW Program, PLTG/MG (Scattered) TB Karimun 10 MW - 35 GW Program, PLTG/MG (Scattered) Tj Pinang (50 MW) - 35 GW Program

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Indonesian power generation business will remain robust and strong

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Indonesia's thirst for electricity is evident, vivid and robust. It is estimated that in the 2018, Indonesia electricity demand will reach 239 TWh, grows 7 percent than previous year. The opportunities in the electricity still not fade away, but in the contrary demand will remain strong and ardent. Both in the power generation business and end-consumers require tremendous quantity of electrical components, generators, and controllers, and lots more power generating-related products and services. The exhibition provides an ideal platform for key decision makers within the industry to seek partners or supplies from the exhibitors. We invite all kinds major equipment importers, distributors and agents to network and discuss new business opportunities in this fast evolving industry to join the Expo. Join now and see the impacts you will get!

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Biomass power plant in W. Kalimantan starts operation

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

A 10 MW biomass power plant (PLTBm) owned by PT Rezeki Perkasa Sejahtera Lestari in Wojak Hulu, Siantan District, Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan Province, started operation on Monday, state-owned electricity firm PT PLN said. PLN Kalimantan Regional Director, Machnizon said in a statement obtained Wednesday that the development of renewable-based power plants has been a priority for PLN in Kalimantan to replace existing diesel-fired power plants and to help realize the government’s target for renewables to account for 23 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2025. He said that about 44 percent of power plants operating in West Kalimantan currently rely on diesel fuel. He said that to realize the renewables target, PLN is cooperating with independent power producers such as PT Rezeki Perkasa. Machnizon said that with the operation of the new PLTBm owned by Rezeki, it would also help reduce the electricity supply cost of PLN in the province. Rezeki Perkasa spent more than US$21 million to develop the palm oil mill effluent-based power plant. Construction of the project started in December of 2016.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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Semen Indonesia to start operation of power generating unit in April

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cement maker PT Semen Indonesia plans to start operation of a waste heat recovery power generator (WHRPG) at its Tuban cement plant in East Java Province in April of this year, Bisnis Indonesia reported on Wednesday. The paper quoted Semen Indonesia Director of Project and Engineering Tri Abdisatrijo as saying that the WHRPG project was developed in cooperation with Japan’s JFE Engineering, and received Japanese government subsidiary worth US$11 million through the joint crediting mechanism. He said that construction of the project started in 2014, and was completed late last year, followed by commissioning stage through March of this year. The WHRPG, which converts heat from the cement plant into energy, has a capacity to produce 30.6 MW of electricity, which will help meet the Tuban plant’s power requirement of 185 MW, and help reduce CO2 emission.

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PLN plans to localize coal source for Sumatera power plants

Monday, February 26, 2018

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN plans to source coal supply for several power stations in Sumatera from nearby coal mines, such as in Jambi, Bengkulu or South Sumatera. “If we can supply coal needs for coal-fired power plants (PLTUs) in Labuhan Angin, Nagan Raya, Pangkalan Susu from nearby coal mines, we can save hundreds of billions rupiah,’ said Head of PLN Coal Division, Harlen in a recent seminar. “Coal requirements for these PLTUs are more less the same with coal available in mines in Jambi, Bengkulu or South Sumatera.” Harlen added. Currently, PLTUs in Sumatera are fed by various coal suppliers, including from Kalimantan, which is more expensive to deliver.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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PLN reduces capacity of renewable projects in new RUPTL

Monday, February 26, 2018

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN said it will reduce the total capacity of renewable-based power plant projects in its new 2018-2027 electricity procurement business plan (or RUPTL) due to lower electricity demand growth projection. Head of Renewable Division at PLN, Tohari Hadiat said over the weekend that the total capacity of new renewable projects to be procured by the utility firm in the new RUPTL is estimated at 14,912 MW, down from 21,560 MW under the previous 2017-2026. PLN has completed the new RUPTL and is currently in the process of approval by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Tohari said that the reduced capacity in the procurement of renewable projects in the new RUPTL was made due lower electricity demand growth project. He pointed out that the new RUPTL now estimates an electricity demand growth of 5 percent, compared to around 8 percent in the 2017-2026 RUPTL. He said that PLN will select which renewable projects are most ready for construction to be included in the new RUPTL, while other projects may be included in future RUPTLs. He, however, did not disclose which of the projects will be included in the new RUPTL. PLN expects additional renewable capacity of 512 MW this year.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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PLN urges Karangasem government to set up power firm

Saturday, February 17, 2018

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has urged the Karangasem regency administration in Bali Province to quickly set up its own company to manage and operate the 1 MWp PLTS Kubu solar power plant developed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Bisnis Indonesia reported on Saturday. The paper quoted Dewanto, a senior official at PLN, as saying that without the presence of the company, PLN could not purchase electricity from the power plant as existing regulations requires PLN to only make transaction with a company not with government. The PLTS Kubu has been completed by the ministry, and its operation was officially transferred to the Karangasem regency administration on February 8 of this year. Elsewhere, Dewanto said that PLN has previously signed an agreement with Perusda Bhukti Mukti Bhakti (BMB), a company owned by the Bangli regency administration in Bali, for the purchase of electricity from the 1 MWp PLTS Kayubihi solar power plant which has been completed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

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BPKH interested in financing Aceh power plant project

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Haj Finance Management Agency (or BPKH) is interested in helping to finance a planned 400 MW coal-fired power plant (PLTU) in Meulaboh, Aceh Province, Bisnis Indonesia reported on Thursday. The paper quoted Head of Investment Unit at BPKH, Ekoputro Adijayanto as saying that the agency was set to allocate up to Rp 1 trillion via Islamic syariah-based perpetuity notes. He did not provide further details about planned investment by BPKH, which has been investing the funds in government syariah bonds and syariah-based banks. Meanwhile, Beni Witjaksono, another senior official at BPKH, declined to provide much comment, saying only that the agency is currently waiting for government regulation that would allow it to invest its funds in infrastructure projects. State-owned engineering and construction company PT PP Tbk is teaming up with China Datang Overseas Hong Kong Co Ltd, and PT Sumberdaya Sewatama to develop the Meulaboh PLTU project located in West Aceh Regency. PP Director of EPC and Foreign Partnership said in September of last year that financial close of the power plant project was expected by the end of the year, to pave the way for the construction of the estimated Rp 8 trillion project to start in the early part of this year in the hope it could start operation in 2020. The partners signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with state-owned electricity firm PT PLN in May of last year.

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PLN begins construction of new transmission line, substation projects in Java

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

By Nova Farida

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has officially started construction of three new extra high voltage elevated transmission line (SUTET) projects and two high voltage substation (GITET) projects along the northern coast of Java. PLN Director of Central Part of Java Region, Amir Rosidin said on Monday that the Rp 2.7 trillion 500 kV SUTET and 500 kV GITET projects, which are part of the government’s 35,000 MW power development program, are targeted for completion in 2019 in line with the completion of power plant projects under the program. Amir said that the projects started at the location of the PLTU Tanjung Jati coal-fired power plant in Jepara, Central Java Province, through to the site of Cibatu Baru GITET in Bekasi, West Java Province. The utility firm in September of last year started construction of a new 500 kV SUTET linking Ungaran and Batang in Central Java, and a 500 kV GITET in Cibatu, Bekasi. “The construction of the new transmission lines and substations are made in line with the planned operation of new power plants under the 35,000 MW program along the northern coast of Java. The transmission lines will connect a number of new power plants such as PLTU Batang, PLTU Tanjung Jati A, PLTU Jawa 3, PLTU Jawa 1 Expansion, and PLTU Indramyu ,” Amir said.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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Petronas proposes LNG import from Malaysia for Tambak Lorok power plant

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

By Godang Sitompul

Petronas Carigali Indonesia, operator of the Muriah block in East Java Province, has proposed for the import of LNG from Malaysia to be allocated for the Tambak Lorok power plant in Central Java, operated by Indonesia’s state-owned electricity firm PT PLN, to compensate for the sharp decline in gas output at the Kepodang field in the block, according to a source. The source told Petromindo.com on Tuesday said that Petronas Carigali has asked its parent, Malaysia’s Petronas, for the allocation of 0.5-0.7 MTPA of LNG. The company, however, wants the imported LNG to have international price instead of the Indonesian domestic price. The source said that the LNG will be converted into gas and then transmitted via the Kalimanantan Jawa (Kalija) pipeline, operated by PT Kalimantan Jawa Gas, from Kepodang to the Tambak Lorok plant in Semarang, Central Java. “The imported LNG cargo from Malaysia is ready to be delivered to Tambak Lorok via Kepdang. But Petronas wants import price for the LNG, not domestic price,” the source said. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arcandra Tahar was earlier quoted as saying that during a meeting last week, Petronas Carigali has proposed to the ministry for the supply of LNG to the PLTGU Tambak Lorok to compensate for lower gas output from the Kepodang field. He added that Petronas has also suggested for the development of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Semarang, Central Java Province, to convert the LNG into gas. Arcandra said that the proposed LNG solution was just one of the options being discussed, therefore it may not necessarily be the option to be taken. According to the existing gas sales and purchase agreement, the Kepodang field is supposed to supply 116 msmcfd of pipeline gas to the PLTGU Tambak Lorok for 12 years. But gas output and reserves have declined much sooner than anticipated, prompting Petronas to request for a force majeure status last year. IDX-listed gas distribution firm PT PGN Tbk, which owns the Kalija I gas pipeline, reportedly has also demanded financial compensation from Petronas for the lower gas volume transmitted via the pipeline. Bisnis Indonesia reported on Tuesday, quoting Committee Member of the downstream oil and gas regulator Jugi Prajogio as saying that Petronas was ready to pay the compensation.

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PLN develops 1,856 km transmission lines in Kalimantan

Thursday, July 06, 2017

By Nova Farida

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN hopes to be able to complete construction of a combined 1,856-kilometer circuit of new transmission lines with capacity of 150 kV in Kalimantan this year. Construction is currently in progress including 474 km in West Kalimantan, 244 km in South Kalimantan, 564 km in Central Kalimantan, and 574 km in East Kalimantan. PLN Business Director for Kalimantan Region, Djoko R. Abumanan said to Petromindo.com on Wednesday that in West Kalimantan, transmission lines are to be developed from Siantan to Tayan (184 km), from Bengkayang to Ngabang (180 km), and from Ngabang to Tayan (110 km) In South Kalimantan, transmission lines will be developed from Bandara to Cempaka-Mantui (2 km), from Santui to Asam-Asam Batulicin (2km, and from Barikin to Kayutangi (240 km). In Central Kalimantan, transmission lines will be developed from Muara Teweh to Buntok (220 km), from Tanjung to Buntok (260 km) and from PLTU Sampit coal-fired power plant to Sampit (80 km). In East Kalimantan, a 110-km transmission line will be developed linking the PLTD Sanipah diesel-fired power plant to Palaran, and from PLTU Teluk Balikpapan coal-fired power plant to Petung (90 km), and from Kuaro to Petung (160 k m). Djoko said that next year, PLN will develop another 3,006-km of new transmission lines including 750 km in West Kalimantan, 234 km in South Kalimantan, 1,400 km in Central Kalimantan, 206 km in East Kalimantan, and 416 km in North Kalimantan.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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PLTM Kulon Projo has started operation

Friday, June 30, 2017

By Adianto P. Simamora

PT Dewata Mega Energi, a subsidiary of integrated energy company PT Darma Putera Wahana Pratama (DEWATA), said that its mini hydro power plant (PLTM) project with capacity of 0.6 MW in Kulon Projo Regency, Yogyakarta has started operation since May. “The PLTM Projo has already been in operation since May,” President Director of DEWATA, Paulus W. Broto told Petromindo.com, adding that the electricity output is sold to state-owned electricity firm PT PLN. The mini hydro power plant uses the stream water of Van der Wijk canal. The power plant utilizes the Kaplan type turbines which are designed a hundred percent by Dewata's engineers with the total investment of around Rp 22.5 billion.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak (hydro power in Indonesia)

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PLN takes over construction of E. Kalimantan gas pipeline.

Friday, June 23, 2017

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has taken over from state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina construction of the planned PK52-Tanjung Batu gas pipeline section in East Kalimantan. Director General of Oil and Gas at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources IGM Wiratmaja Puja said on Thursday that PLN has already made advanced preparations to start construction process of the pipeline project which will be used to transmit gas including from Mahakam block to the utility’s power plants in Tanjung Batu. He said that Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan on June 15 issued a new Ministerial Decree No. 2240 K/10/MEM/2017, which revokes a December 2016 Ministerial Decree No.8078/K/10/ MEM/2016 on the assignment for Pertamina to develop and operate the PK 52-Tanjung Batu gas pipeline facility. According to the previous decree, Pertamina was supposed to team up with PLN in producing the front end engineering design for the project that was supposed to have been completed by November 2016. In its considerations, the new decree is issued as PLN has made preparations to develop the PK 52-Tanjung Batu pipeline including holding tender to select the EPC contractor, and completing the required environmental impact assessment or AMDAL. Bisnis Indonesia quoted data from upstream oil and gas authority SKK Migas said that the pipeline will transmit 40 bbtud of gas from Mahakam, Sanga-Sanga and Sebuku blocks in East Kalimantan for four PLN power plants in Tanjung Batu with combined capacity of 140 MW. (*)


Malaysian firm eyeing Indonesia biogas plant opportunities

Thursday, June 22, 2017

By Alexander Ginting

UK-listed Malaysian firm Green and Smart Holdings plc is evaluating opportunities to build power plant from biogas captured through the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in Indonesia. The company in its report released on Thursday said there are approximately 1,000 palm oil processing mills in Indonesia. The company said it will apply normal operational and financial selection criteria in terms of the partners with whom it will seek to contract for biogas plants The company currently operates in the renewable energy sector in Malaysia, focusing on the generation of power from biogas captured through the treatment of POME. The company, through its subsidiaries and Associated Companies, is positioning itself as an Independent Power Producer through the construction, operation and ownership of biogas power plants providing electricity to the Malaysian National Grid. (biogas power in Indonesia)

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PLN begins construction of PLTMG project in NTT

Thursday, June 22, 2017

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN held on Wednesday a ground-breaking ceremony to officially start construction of a 40 MW PLTMG Maumere gas engine power plant at Wairita Village, Waigete District, Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province. Head of Construction Division at PLN’s Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara Regional Office, Hakim Nawawi said in a statement that construction process is expected to be completed in 15 months. He said that the PLTMG Maumere project forms part of efforts to bolster power supply reliability in the Maumere System which also includes the construction of transmission line and substation. NTT Governor Frans Lebu Raya in his remarks at the ceremony urged the public to support the project by allowing their land to be acquired for the construction of the electricity infrastructure facilities. According to the statement, the Maumere System currently has installed power capacity of 14,250 kW from power plants owned by PLN and leased. Consumption in daytime stands at 7,550 kW, while in nighttime 12,100 kW.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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Medco, Phoenix to develop UCG project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

By Adianto P. Simamora

IDX-listed energy company PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk and Australia-based Phoenix Energy have recently signed a preliminary joint cooperation agreement to develop underground coal gasification (UCG) project. Medco President Director Tonny Prihatna Sastramihardja told Petromindo.com on Tuesday that the project would be developed at Medco’s oil and gas concessions in Tarakan (North Kalimantan) and South Sumatra. “The point is that the UCG pilot project is temporarily only to convert syn-gas to electricity. We actually can also apply it for other purposes (such as fertilizer and chemical),” he said. The cooperation agreement once realized will consist of three phases of works from drilling to the development of a 30 MW power plant. Tonny said that the company is still waiting for a new Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources regulation on implementation of UCG project. “We further formalize cooperation between Medco Mining with Phoenix Energy (Australia) to implement UGC in Indonesia,” he said.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak

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Terregra to invest $75m to develop N. Sumatra hydro projects

Monday, June 19, 2017

By Thomas Sembiring

IDX-listed power developer PT Terregra Asia Energy Tbk will invest US$70-75 million to develop 4 mini hydro power plants projects in North Sumatra with combined capacity of 36.8 MW. The company has appointed China Energy Engineering Group Guanxi Electric Power Design Institute Co.Ltd as main EPC contractor and is in the process of selecting local civil contractor, President Director Djani Sutedja told Petromindo.Com on Friday. The company will start with construction of Batang Toru 2x5 MW project, and will then continue to Raisan Naga Timbul project with capacity of 2x3.5MW and 2x5 MW and Sisira project with capacity of 1x9.8MW. The company expects the projects will become onstream in 2019.

Editing by Alexander Ginting

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Medco increases ownership in power producer unit

Monday, January 08, 2018


IDX-listed energy company PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk said it has recently expanded its effective ownership in its power affiliate Medco Power Indonesia (MPI), from 49 percent to 88.6 percent. Medco said in a statement on Friday that MPI is a mid-sized independent power producer (IPP) which currently operates over 526MW of gross installed capacity following the commercial operation of the Sarulla geothermal power plant Unit 1 in March 2017 and Unit 2 in October 2017, each with capacity of 110 MW. Previous reports said the third unit of 110 MW is expected to start operation this year. According to MPI website, since its establishment in 2004, MPI aims to become a reliable electricity provider in Indonesia as well as provides power plant operation and maintenance, and EPC services.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak
Tags: medco power; Indonesia sarulla; medco sarulla, indonesia power producer, indonesia electricity producer ; indonesia power utility

PTBA hopes construction of Sumsel-8 power project to start in July

Tuesday, January 09, 2018


IDX-listed coal mining and energy company PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) expects to reach financial close in June of this year for the planned Sumsel-8 mine mouth coal-fired power plant project in South Sumatra Province. PTBA Director of Development, Fuad Iskandar Zulkarnain said that if financial close can be reached in June, construction will start in the following month. “God Willing, construction will start in July,” he told Petromindo.com recently, adding that the project is expected to require around US$1.6 billion of funds.

PTBA, through its subsidiary company PT Huadian Bukit Asam Power (HBAP), and state-owned electricity firm PT PLN signed in October amendment to the power purchase agreement (PPA) of the 2×620 MW Sumsel-8 mine mouth coal-fired power plant project. Under the amendment, PLN agrees to buy electricity from the Sumsel-8 power plant at 4.79 US cents per kWh, or lower than the 5 cents per kWh tariff set under the previous PPA.

The construction of the Sumsel-8 project is expected to take about 42 months to complete for the Unit 1, and 45 months for Unit 2. The commercial operation date (COD) is expected to be in 2021 for Unit 1 and 2022 for Unit 2. Sumsel-8, part of the government’s 35,000 MW program, is developed by HBAP, an independent power producer (IPP) jointly owned by PTBA and China Huadian Hongkong Company Ltd.

Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak
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Coal price to be included in new electricity tariff formula

Friday, January 26, 2018


Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan said on Thursday that the ministry plans to revise the current formula in determining tariff of non-subsidized electricity, and will include the government coal reference price (or HBA) in the new formula.

He said that the HBA should be included in the formula to determine the electricity tariff as around 60 percent of power plants operating in the country, both operated by state-owned electricity firm PT PLN and independent power producers (IPPs), are now coal-fired power plants. He said that the current formula comprises only of three components namely, the Indonesia Crude Price (ICP), inflation rate and exchange rate of the rupiah against the US dollar. He said that the formula was designed in the past when power plants operating in the country were dominated by diesel fired power plants. Jonan said that the situation has now changed, with diesel-fired power plants currently accounting for 4-5 percent of the energy mix in the country, and is projected to further drop to 0.05 percent by 2026. He, however, declined to provide further details about the new electricity tariff formula. He said that the new formula is still being discussed.

The planned revision of the tariff formula comes following earlier calls from PLN for the ministry to set a new formula in determining the price of coal dedicated for its coal-fired power plants so that it would not be easily affected by coal price development in the international market and thus allowing the state utility to better make cost estimate. PLN has proposed a formula of production cost plus margin to determine the coal price for power plants, but has yet to be approved by the ministry.
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PLN set to soon operate 23 diesel-fired power plants in Natuna

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


State-owned electricity firm PT PLN said it is set to start operation of 23 diesel-fired power plants with total capacity of 23,500 kW at the end of this year in eight frontier islands in the Natuna Regency, Riau Islands Province.

PLN Director for Sumatra Region, Wiluyo Kusdwiharto said in a statement on Sunday that the power plants, each with capacity of between 500 and 1,000 kW, are located in eight islands namely Laut Island, Subi, Midai, Serasan, Sedanau, Tiga Sabang Mawang, Tiga Tanjung Kumbik, Natuna Selat Lampa, and Klarik, which border with neighboring countries such as China, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia. He said that the new power plants will increase power supply in the islands and will help accelerate economic development through new investment. (*)
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PLN: Peak load in Java-Bali system breaks new record

Thursday, October 12, 2017


State-owned electricity firm PT PLN said that the Java-Bali system saw a new peak load record of 25,665 MW at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, indicating of rising electricity consumption in the region. PLN Head of Corporate Communications, I Made Suprateka said in a statement on Thursday that the new peak load record in the evening occurred only five days after the previous evening record of 25,414 MW on October 6. “This is a good sign. The electricity supplied by PLN can be absorbed by consumers,” he said.

Made said that rising electricity consumption can be also seen from the fact that peak load during the daytime also break a new record of 24,904 MW at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday. The previous highest day-time peak load of 24,760 MW occurred on October 6. “The installed capacity in the Java-Bali system is currently in surplus condition. PLN will continue to meet the power demand by developing new plants, transmission lines and substations,” he ended.
Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak
Tags: Indonesia power demand; Indonesia electricity demand; Java electricity demand; PLN installed capacity, indonesia power producer, indonesia electricity producer ; indonesia power utility

Renewable projects face funding obstacle

Thursday, October 12, 2017


A total of 64 renewable power plant projects to be developed by independent power producers (IPPs) are facing difficulties in getting the required funds from lenders although they have signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with state-owned electricity firm PT PLN, Bisnis Indonesia reported on Thursday quoting data from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), a business lobby group.

The paper quoted Head of the Association of Hydro Power Plant Developers, Riza Husni as saying that that the renewable projects are facing difficulties in getting loans from banks due to the low tariff of the electricity to be sold to PLN. According to Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No 50/2017, tariff of electricity from renewable power plants is limited at 85 percent of so-called local electricity supply cost of PLN (or BPP) where the project is located if it is higher than the national average BPP. If the local BPP is equal to or lower than the national average, then the IPPs can negotiate the tariff with PLN. Husni said that the dozens of PPAs on hydro power projects signed by PLN and IPPs during the past couple of months were mere public relation campaign while in fact many of the IPPs were actually facing funding obstacle due to the unattractive tariff. The government is pushing for the development of renewables including hydro power projects in a bid to help meet its target of renewables to account for 23 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2025, and also to help provide affordable electricity for households in remote regions by taking advantage of local renewable resources such as hydro, solar, and wind.
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PLN develops 1,856 km transmission lines in Kalimantan

Thursday, July 06, 2017

By Nova Farida
State-owned electricity firm PT PLN hopes to be able to complete construction of a combined 1,856-kilometer circuit of new transmission lines with capacity of 150 kV in Kalimantan this year. Construction is currently in progress including 474 km in West Kalimantan, 244 km in South Kalimantan, 564 km in Central Kalimantan, and 574 km in East Kalimantan. PLN Business Director for Kalimantan Region, Djoko R. Abumanan said to Petromindo.com on Wednesday that in West Kalimantan, transmission lines are to be developed from Siantan to Tayan (184 km), from Bengkayang to Ngabang (180 km), and from Ngabang to Tayan (110 km)

In South Kalimantan, transmission lines will be developed from Bandara to Cempaka-Mantui (2 km), from Santui to Asam-Asam Batulicin (2km, and from Barikin to Kayutangi (240 km). In Central Kalimantan, transmission lines will be developed from Muara Teweh to Buntok (220 km), from Tanjung to Buntok (260 km) and from PLTU Sampit coal-fired power plant to Sampit (80 km). In East Kalimantan, a 110-km transmission line will be developed linking the PLTD Sanipah diesel-fired power plant to Palaran, and from PLTU Teluk Balikpapan coal-fired power plant to Petung (90 km), and from Kuaro to Petung (160 k m).

Djoko said that next year, PLN will develop another 3,006-km of new transmission lines including 750 km in West Kalimantan, 234 km in South Kalimantan, 1,400 km in Central Kalimantan, 206 km in East Kalimantan, and 416 km in North Kalimantan.
Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak
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PLTM Kulon Projo has started operation

Friday, June 30, 2017


By Adianto P. Simamora
PT Dewata Mega Energi, a subsidiary of integrated energy company PT Darma Putera Wahana Pratama (DEWATA), said that its mini hydro power plant (PLTM) project with capacity of 0.6 MW in Kulon Projo Regency, Yogyakarta has started operation since May. “The PLTM Projo has already been in operation since May,” President Director of DEWATA, Paulus W. Broto told Petromindo.com, adding that the electricity output is sold to state-owned electricity firm PT PLN. The mini hydro power plant uses the stream water of Van der Wijk canal. The power plant utilizes the Kaplan type turbines which are designed a hundred percent by Dewata's engineers with the total investment of around Rp 22.5 billion.
Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak (hydro power in Indonesia)
Tags: hydro power in Indonesia; power plant hydro; hydro power in Java; development of hydro power, indonesia power producer, indonesia electricity producer ; indonesia power utility

PLN takes over construction of E. Kalimantan gas pipeline.

Friday, June 23, 2017

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has taken over from state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina construction of the planned PK52-Tanjung Batu gas pipeline section in East Kalimantan. Director General of Oil and Gas at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources IGM Wiratmaja Puja said on Thursday that PLN has already made advanced preparations to start construction process of the pipeline project which will be used to transmit gas including from Mahakam block to the utility’s power plants in Tanjung Batu.

He said that Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan on June 15 issued a new Ministerial Decree No. 2240 K/10/MEM/2017, which revokes a December 2016 Ministerial Decree No.8078/K/10/ MEM/2016 on the assignment for Pertamina to develop and operate the PK 52-Tanjung Batu gas pipeline facility. According to the previous decree, Pertamina was supposed to team up with PLN in producing the front end engineering design for the project that was supposed to have been completed by November 2016. In its considerations, the new decree is issued as PLN has made preparations to develop the PK 52-Tanjung Batu pipeline including holding tender to select the EPC contractor, and completing the required environmental impact assessment or AMDAL.

Bisnis Indonesia quoted data from upstream oil and gas authority SKK Migas said that the pipeline will transmit 40 bbtud of gas from Mahakam, Sanga-Sanga and Sebuku blocks in East Kalimantan for four PLN power plants in Tanjung Batu with combined capacity of 140 MW. (*)
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Malaysian firm eyeing Indonesia biogas plant opportunities

Thursday, June 22, 2017

By Alexander Ginting
UK-listed Malaysian firm Green and Smart Holdings plc is evaluating opportunities to build power plant from biogas captured through the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in Indonesia.

The company in its report released on Thursday said there are approximately 1,000 palm oil processing mills in Indonesia. The company said it will apply normal operational and financial selection criteria in terms of the partners with whom it will seek to contract for biogas plants

The company currently operates in the renewable energy sector in Malaysia, focusing on the generation of power from biogas captured through the treatment of POME. The company, through its subsidiaries and Associated Companies, is positioning itself as an Independent Power Producer through the construction, operation and ownership of biogas power plants providing electricity to the Malaysian National Grid. (biogas power in Indonesia)
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PLN begins construction of PLTMG project in NTT

Thursday, June 22, 2017

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN held on Wednesday a ground-breaking ceremony to officially start construction of a 40 MW PLTMG Maumere gas engine power plant at Wairita Village, Waigete District, Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province. Head of Construction Division at PLN’s Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara Regional Office, Hakim Nawawi said in a statement that construction process is expected to be completed in 15 months.

He said that the PLTMG Maumere project forms part of efforts to bolster power supply reliability in the Maumere System which also includes the construction of transmission line and substation. NTT Governor Frans Lebu Raya in his remarks at the ceremony urged the public to support the project by allowing their land to be acquired for the construction of the electricity infrastructure facilities.

According to the statement, the Maumere System currently has installed power capacity of 14,250 kW from power plants owned by PLN and leased. Consumption in daytime stands at 7,550 kW, while in nighttime 12,100 kW. Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak (natural gas power plant in Indonesia)
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Medco, Phoenix to develop UCG project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


By Adianto P. Simamora IDX-listed energy company PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk and Australia-based Phoenix Energy have recently signed a preliminary joint cooperation agreement to develop underground coal gasification (UCG) project. Medco President Director Tonny Prihatna Sastramihardja told Petromindo.com on Tuesday that the project would be developed at Medco’s oil and gas concessions in Tarakan (North Kalimantan) and South Sumatra. “The point is that the UCG pilot project is temporarily only to convert syn-gas to electricity, We actually can also apply it for other purposes (such as fertilizer and chemical),” he said.

The cooperation agreement once realized will consist of three phases of works from drilling to the development of a 30 MW power plant. Tonny said that the company is still waiting for a new Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources regulation on implementation of UCG project. “We further formalize cooperation between Medco Mining with Phoenix Energy (Australia) to implement UGC in Indonesia,” he said.
Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak
Tags: coal gasification; coal gasification for power; coal to power; coal liquifaction, indonesia power producer, indonesia electricity producer ; indonesia power utility

Terregra to invest $75m to develop N. Sumatra hydro projects

Monday, June 19, 2017

By Thomas Sembiring
IDX-listed power developer PT Terregra Asia Energy Tbk will invest US$70-75 million to develop 4 mini hydro power plants projects in North Sumatra with combined capacity of 36.8 MW. The company has appointed China Energy Engineering Group Guanxi Electric Power Design Institute Co.Ltd as main EPC contractor and is in the process of selecting local civil contractor, President Director Djani Sutedja told Petromindo.Com on Friday.

The company will start with construction of Batang Toru 2x5 MW project, and will then continue to Raisan Naga Timbul project with capacity of 2x3.5MW and 2x5 MW and Sisira project with capacity of 1x9.8MW. The company expects the projects will become onstream in 2019.
Editing by Alexander Ginting
Tags: hydro power indonesia; small hydro power; hydro power china , indonesia power producer; indonesia electricity producer ; indonesia power utility

PLN seeks for geothermal, coal concessions

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has asked the government for the company to be allocated for up to 14 geothermal working areas (or WKPs), Kontan reported. The paper quoted PLN President Director Sofyan Basir as saying that the company wants to develop its own source of geothermal energy due to the excessive electricity rates charged by operators of geothermal power plants. “I’m not against renewables, but what surprised me is the price,” he said. He suspected there are rent seekers in certain geothermal power plant projects seeking to profit from the booming geothermal sector by charging PLN excessively high power rates. He pointed out that the geothermal power plant operators had offered electricity rate of US$6.5 million per MW, or 13.5 US cents per kWh, compared to only $2 million per MW, or 5 cents per kWh, for coal-fired power plant. Sofyan said that when asked why the power rate is so high, the developer pointed out on the expensive cost of developing infrastructure facilities in remote regions.

Sofyan said that rather than providing the developers with excessive profit, PLN wants to develop its own geothermal concessions. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arcandra Tahar said that the ministry has approved PLN’s request for 14 geothermal WKPs. Elsewhere, Sofyan said that PLN has also asked the government to provide the company with coal concessions to help ensure coal supply in the future. “The total capacity of our coal-fired power plants is more than 20,000 MW,” he said. He feared that domestic coal miners would prioritize export market when coal price rises, thus undermining the PLN coal supply requirement. “I know that the cost of digging out coal is only $15 per ton, but PLN pays $60 per ton,” Sofyan said. PLN’s coal consumption currently stands at around 86 million tons per year, and is set to further increase over the next few years once it completes a number of new coal-fired power plant projects.

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Indonesia Power Producer and Independent Power Producer in Indonesia, what differs?


Indonesia power producer is divided over two main entities; the state owned company PT. PLN (Persero) and other than PLN. PLN holds the license to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity almost in the entire regions in Indonesia. Meanwhile, independent power producer (IPP) is a company that focuses in generating power / electricity only, and sometimes build the transmission lines too. IPP sells its power / electricity to PLN. There is also another business model which is called Private Power Utility (PPU). PPU obtains licenses to build the power plant and to distribute it to contracted buyers. The buyers are industries and commercial places. Those industrial buyers are located sometimes in one industrial estate, where the industrial estate is developed by PPU’s holding company.

tags: indonesia power producer; indonesia electricity producer; private power utility (PPU); indonesia power utility