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Indonesia looks to auction three waste-to-energy projects in 2019

One project in Tangerang City has already entered the auction process.

The Indonesian government plans to auction three waste-to-energy projects in 2019 as part of its shift from fossil fuels to alternative sources of energy, The Jakarta Post reports.

The projects are located in the West Java capital of Bandung and in Tangerang and South Tangerang, Banten.

The waste-to-energy projects are based on the presidential regulation no. 35/2018 on the accelerated development of waste-to-energy plants based on environmentally friendly technology.

According to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s renewable energy and energy conservation director General Sutijastoto, the waste-to-energy plant in Tangerang City has already entered the auction process. The plant was designed to produce 10 to 20MW of electricity.

He expects that the project in South Tangerang can be auctioned by end-2019.

Also read: Indonesia seeks projects to hit 17GW of electricity supply targets

Similar plants are set to be developed in Jakarta, in the South Sumatra capital of Palembang, the West Java city of Bekasi, the Central Java cities of Semarang and Surakarta, Bali’s capital city of Denpasar, East Java’s capital of Surabaya, South Sulawesi’s capital of Makassar and North Sulawesi’s capital city of Manado.

According to the report, deputy energy and mineral resources minister Arcandra Tahar said all 12 waste-to-energy plants were expected to be completed in 2022 and produce 234 MW of electricity. 

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