Retiring coal power plants, Govt. to issue decrees before G20 Summit

Jakarta – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) Dadan Kusdiana said, Monday (19/9), that the regulation for the acceleration of coal power plants operations termination is being prepared through a ministerial regulation.

He said the ministerial regulation “will be in the form of a roadmap” and is currently being discussed.

Presidential Regulation No. 112 of 2022 concerning the Acceleration of Renewable Energy Development for the Provision of Electricity was enacted on Wednesday (13/9).
The regulation includes the retirement of coal power plants, but not in detail.

Kusdiana said, target of the ministerial regulation that regulates coal power plants retirement will be completed within the next two months, before the G20 Summit in Bali, next November. “Hopefully it will be (ready in) a month or two before the G20 summit,” he said.

The government is targeting to shut down operations or retire three coal power plant units this year as part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions towards net zero emissions.

The plan to retire the three plants has been discussed together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a funding supporter. The government plans to retire power plants which have reached the end of their 30-year contract period. There are 33 plants with a total capacity of 16.8 GW that will be retired. (Hartatik)

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