Four Waste-Based Power Plants to Finish Construction This Year
The construction of waste-based power plant (PLTSa) in four cities – Surabaya, Jakarta, Bekasi, and Solo – is projected to finish this year, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) has reported.
“The construction of those power plants, including the one in Bali, is monitored directly by President Joko Widodo,” said the Ministrys Head of the Communication Bureau Agung Pribadi on Thursday (18/7).
According to Agung, the Ministry has set target of building 12 PLTSa in the period of 2019-2022 to produce electricity up to 234 megawatts from around 16,000 tons of waste per day.
The power plant in Surabaya – with the capacity of 10 megawatt and is generated from 1,500 tons waste per day, he added, will be the first waste-based power plant to operate with an investment of around USD49.86 million.
In the meantime, Agung added that the power plant in Bekasi is developed with an investment of around USD120 million and is expected to produce 9 megawatts of electricity, while the power plants in Surakarta (10 megawatts), Palembang (20 megawatts), and Denpasar (20 megawatts) respectively have a total investment of USD297.82 million and will process 2.800 tons waste per day.
Meanwhile, Jakartas power plant will produce electricity up to 38 megawatts with an investment of US$345.8 million and the one in Bandung with the capacity of 29 megawatts has an investment of USD245 million.
Power plants in Makassar, Manado, and South Tangerang each has a capacity of 20 megawatts with an investment of US$120 million each.
Agung further said that the development of waste-based power plant will create a sustainable environment which in line with the Presidents nine-point development plan Nawacita.
“The development of PLTAs will not only focus on providing environmentally friendly energy source, but also aims to improve waste management to create a healthier environment,” Agung said. (Public Relations of Ministry of ESDM / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas