Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PLN Gets Proposal To Build Mini Hydro Power Plant (PLTMH)

JAKARTA: State-utility company  PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has got  proposals on a mini hydro power plants  (PLTMH) in  Indonesia for western region of Indonesia in 300 MW-capacity .

PLN director of  western regions of Indonesia, Harry Jaya Pahlawan , said that the locations are  in areas in southern part of Sumatra with regard its big potential of water resources.

To that end, the electricity company has called on the participation of investors to build mini hydro power plants in remote areas.

“We called for the participation of investors to build mini hydro power plants which will use high voltage if the capacity is big and medium voltage if the capacity is small,” said Harry, Monday (8/10/2012).

Harry said that so far a number of investors have showed interests in building mini hydro power plants.

“We have got many proposals especially for capacity up to 300 MW. Mostly are from independent power producers (IPPs) so that PT PLN will only buy electricity from IPPs,” he said.

Indonesia’s  installed capacity of PLTMH so far is 500 MW totally all over the country.
There will be  55 MW of PLTMH which will be operational this year in  Sulawesi, North  Sumatera, South Sumatera and West Java with capacity ranging  from 1 MW to 10 MW.

Earlier it was reported the state-owned electricity company PT PLN signed a Power Purchase Agreement or PPA for electricity  from mini hydro power plants  or PLTMH. Among others are  PPA for  PLTMH Induring,  Pesisir Selatan Regency and PLTMH Gumanti III.

A power purchase agreement or PPA for PLTMH Induring was signed by  General Manager of  PLN West Sumatera Barat Judi Winardi and President Director of PT Pembangkit Listrik Induring Iqbal Rahim Wilis.

Meanwhile, it was reported that PLTMH Induring is in  2x0.6 MW which is located in Induring Village of Batangkapas District,  Pesisir Selatan Regency, West Sumatera which will be built by PT Pembangkit Listrik Induring.

A power purchase agreement  PPA PLTMH Gumanti III was signed by  PLN West Sumatera   and director of  PT Supraco Mitra Energie Misyal A Bahwal as a contractor of PLTMH Gumanti III.

The power plant is in 2 x 2.5 MW + 1x1.45 MW which is located in  Nagari Sarik Alahan Tigo,  Hiliran Gumanti Ditrict,  Solok Regency, West Sumatera.

(Bisnis Indonesia) 

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