PLN ready to build 15,000-MW power plants

State-owned electricity company PT PLN (Persero) has said it is ready to develop power plants with a total capacity of 15,000 Megawatts (MW) within five years, starting from 2015.

“From the government’s program to develop 35,000-MW power plants by 2020, PLN is ready to build power plants with a total capacity of 15,000 MW while the remaining 20,000 MW will be built by independent power producers [IPPs],” said PLN president director Nur Pamudji, as quoted by Antara news agency in Jakarta on Monday.

He said PLN would begin building the 35,000 MW power plants next year, adding that the execution of the construction projects would be different for each type of power plant. Which portions of the power-plant construction projects were handled by PLN and which would be handled by IPPs remained in discussion, he explained.

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Posted November 4, 2014 by repit in News

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