Fast-tracked power plant building program way behind schedule

State utility firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) announced on Tuesday several geothermal power plant projects might be delayed for years due to a variety of issues including land acquisition and technical problems.

PLN construction director Nasri Sebayang said on Tuesday that 36 out of 52 geothermal projects included in the second stage of the so-called 10,000 MW electricity fast-track program would not meet the initial deadline of 2016.

Six plants with a total capacity of 360 MW are delayed because they are located in conservation forests, while 16 other projects with a capacity of 1,510-MW face technical issues.

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Posted February 27, 2013 by repit in News

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