State energy company Pertamina is expanding into the electricity business and plans to build power plants in several parts of the archipelago, including three industrial estates in West Java.
Hari Karyuliarto, director in charge of gas affairs at Pertamina, said the company is aiming to become an independent power producer with the ability supply up to 5 gigawatts of electricity to the state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).
“This year we are doing a feasibility study for a 120 megawatt plant in Bantar Gebang [Bekasi],” he said.
Pertamina also plans to build three plants in industrial estates in East Java. “They will be fueled by gas,” Hari said.