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. If not, [economic] growth will be bottled up and the electrification ratio will not increase,” Jarman said.