State-owned electricity firm PT PLN is considering new mega power plant projects to safeguard electricity supply following delays in the proposed power plant project in Batang, Central Java, expected to be Southeast Asia’s biggest power plant.
PLN president director Nur Pamudji said the company was working on a plan to build power plants with a combined capacity of 2,000 megawatts (MW). “The plants will be in operation by 2018. The plan is being worked on and will be announced when it’s complete,” Pamudji added. He declined to reveal the location of the plants.
According to Pamudji, the plants will be an alternative to the US$4 billion coal-fired power plant project in the Batang regency, work on which was recently suspended.