PLN to Build Biomass Power Plant in West Papua

State-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will build a three-megawatt biomass power plant for a sago factory in West Papua, according to an agreement signed on Friday.

“The investment for a biomass power plant is seven times more than for a diesel power plant, but with cheaper operational costs,” said Nur Pamudji, president director of PLN. “The investment is $4 million or Rp 40 billion per megawatt, to be paid in monthly installments by Perhutani.”

The factory, which is yet to be constructed, will be run by state-owned forestry company Perhutani. Three megawatts is on the low end of the power plant output spectrum: many PLN plants in Indonesia produce hundreds or even thousands of megawatts.

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Posted October 7, 2013 by repit in News

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