Indonesia’s Listrik Negara to Power Future With Coal

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Indonesia’s monopoly electricity distributor, is seeking to build power plants run on lower-energy coal as it anticipates falling supplies of the fuel with higher heating values.

Listrik Negara will use coal with a gross heating value below 3,800 kilocalories a kilogram for future projects, Helmi Najamuddin, the company’s head of the coal division, said in an interview. About 36 percent of Indonesia’s coal is classified as low-energy, which means it has less than 5,100 kilocalories a kilogram, according to energy ministry data.

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Posted May 31, 2014 by repit in News

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