Govt Aims to Wrap Up 13,000-MW Electricity Contracts by Year-End

The Indonesian government expects to wrap up construction contracts for 13,000 megawatts of electricity by the end of this year, as it boosts efforts to provide the nation with 35,000 megawatts of power by 2019.

State utility company PLN has so far inked deals with independent power producers for the construction of power plants that will have a total capacity of 5,900 megawatts, said Agung Wicaksono, deputy chairman of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s electricity development unit.

The closing of a contract usually suggests that the largest hurdles in development  ̶  such as land acquisition and obtaining the necessary permits  ̶  have been cleared, leaving a two-to three-year period from groundbreaking to completion.

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Posted October 2, 2015 by repit in News

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