In international news, the Indonesian state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with 11 hydro independent power producers (IPPs).
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The total capacity of the mini-hydro power plants is 291.4MW, The Jakarta Post reported.
According to the PLN president director Sofyan Basir, the IPPs will be responsible for the construction of mini-hydropower plants in North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Lampung, Central Java and South Sulawesi.
The Jakarta Post reported that these contracts were inked after PLN signed an agreement with 53 private companies in the form of PPAs on Aug. 2, with a capacity of 257.17MW.
Basir explained that the PPA was based on Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation No. 12/2017, while the IPP was based on Regulation No. 50/2017, which is a revision of Regulation No. 12.
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Tempo.co reported that minister Ignasius Jonan explained that the hydropower tariff between the 11 IPPs is between $6.62 kilowatt per hour and $8.60.
“With the latest agreement, the government has contracts with private companies to develop power plants that use renewable energy with a capacity of 548.57MW, excluding those, that use geothermal energy.
“The total capacity of power plants using renewable energy to be developed is expected to reach 1,300MW by the end of the year,” The Jakarta Post said.
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