POWER UTILITY | Staff Reporter, Indonesia

PLN eyes turning to nuclear if renewable energy goal fails

The country's RUPTL states that nuke is still their last resort.

The Jakarta Post reported that state electricity company PT PLN has revived Indonesia’s long held ambition to operate nuclear power plants after it officially floated the idea for the first time in its new business plan, which will guide the company’s operation until 2026.

PLN’s so-called business electricity procurement plan (RUPTL), officially endorsed by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry last month, also opened up the possibility of installing nuclear plants in remote regions, as an alternative to highcost renewable energy sources.

While the RUPTL maintains that nuclear energy remains a last resort for electricity procurement, it notes that the energy source must be considered if renewable sources from water, wind, geothermal, solar and biomass fail to meet the desired target.

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