PLN mega power plant projects to commence soon

The government will soon commence the construction of mega power plants in Java and Sumatra that will have a combined capacity of 10,000 megawatts (MW). The project constitutes the first phase of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ambitious plan to build 35,000 MW power plants during his five-year term.

Sofyan Basir, president director of state-owned electricity company PLN, said his company would sign contracts for the development of the 10,000 MW power plants as early as next month.

Total investment in the power plants and their supporting electricity infrastructure is estimated at Rp 200 trillion (US$15.2 billion), which would be built by PLN and independent power producers (IPPs), he said after meeting with Jokowi and other top economic ministers on Tuesday.

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Posted March 18, 2015 by repit in News

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