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Selasa, 06 Desember 2016


PLN Lease PLTU to Improve Minahasa Electricity System

JAKARTA. Minahasa, North Sulawesi electricity system is stronger by the construction of PLTU (Steam Power Plant) Amurang in capacity 2x30 MegaWatt (MW). PT Mega Power International (MPI), PT Cogindo Daya Bersama and PT Bagus Karya would construct the PLTU and it would be leased by PLN for 9 years. The operation planning of PLTU Amurang will start by 2014. President Director of PLN, Nur Pamudji and President Director of PT MPI, Heni Kusuma Caya and Commisioner of PT MPI, Lee Seung Se signed the leasing agreement in Jakarta, Friday (30/3/2012).

This is done to fulfill the growth of high electricity needs in North Sulawesi. Along with the planning of the government to keep on encouraging economic growth and increase electrification ratio, PLN repaid it by fulfilling electricity supply and anticipate the growth of electricity demand. The plant located in Mounit Village, West Amurung Sub-district, South Minahasa District, North Sulawesi significantly strengthens electricity supplies to Minahasa electricity system, including North Sulawesi areas and Gorontalo. The agreed leasing price is US$ 5.2437 cent per kWh for 9 years. By leasing coal power plant would give significant efficiency compares with operating or leasing diesel.

According to Nur Pamudji, the leasing is the first matter done by PLN. “This is a milestone. It sounds weird at first, but it would significantly decrease the consumption of oil fuel,” he said.

This leasing PLTU does not need to work very hard on auction the land and preparing coal yard because PLTU Amurung Existing has been already existed before. The leasing PLTU would be located beside PLTU Amurung Existing.

Recently the peak load of North Sulawesi and Gorontalo reach about 250 Megawatt (MW) and have load progress about 9 % per year. The load is supplied from some power plants such as Geothermal Power Plants (PLTP) Lahendong, Hydro Power Plant (PLAT) Tonsea Lama, PLAT Tanggari, and some Diesel Power Plants (PLTD) and Mini Hydro Power Plant (PLTM). (AK)