PLN Signed MoU Provide Electricity and Development of Biomass Potential in Kalimantan

By : Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, August 02 2017 - 10:37 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Balikpapan - PLN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the provision of electricity and the development of biomass potential in Kalimantan in order to boost the industry.

The signing of the MoU was held in Balikpapan on Tuesday (1/8/2017) attended by Regional Business Director of Kalimantan PLN Machnizon Masri, Regional Business Director of East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara PLN Djoko R Abumanan who previously served as Regional Business Director of Kalimantan PLN, Along with 15 potential PLN customers with a total power plan of 154 MVA and two developers of Biomass Power Plant (PLTBm).

Electricity capable of Equatorial System in West Kalimantan, Barito System in South Kalimantan, and Mahakam System in East Kalimantan currently reach 1,646 Mega Watt (MW). While the public electricity consumption or peak electricity load reaches 1,215 MW, so the surplus reaches 430 MW.

"The capacity of Kalimantan is sufficient and even surplus, with the surplus of power, PLN has more ability to serve the demand of electricity supply, both from society and industry and business in order to increase investment," said Machnizon.

At the signing of this MoU, PLN is cooperating to provide electricity for the development of port area, processing of Crude Palm Oil (CPO), mining, industrial area, steel industry, independent city, shopping center, port, apartment, hotel, cement factory and office.

Here is a list of potential customers, and developers in Kalimantan who signed the MoU on electricity supply in Balikpapan:

1. PT Energi Pelabuhan Indonesia with power requirement of 10.4 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) for Mempawah location, West Kalimantan.

2. PT Buana Tunas Sejahtera with power requirement of 10.9 MVA for Badau Putussibau location, West Kalimantan.

3. PT Bintang Barito Jaya with power requirement of 6 MVA for location of Balai Karangan, West Kalimantan.

4. PT Ketapang Ecology Agriculture Forestry Industrial Park with 10 MVA power requirement for Ketapang location, West Kalimantan.

5. PT Delta Prima Steel with power requirement of 13.6 MVA for Jorong Tanah Laut location, South Kalimantan.

6. PT Ciputra with power requirement 16,5 MVA for Banjarmasin location, South Kalimantan.

7. PT Govindo Utama with power requirement of 12.1 MVA for Banjarmasin location, South Kalimantan.

8. PT Jorong Port Development with 30 MVA power requirements for Tanah Laut location, South Kalimantan.

9. Regional Company of Batulicin Jaya with power requirement of 8 MVA for Tanah Bumbu location, South Kalimantan.

10. PT Borneo Bay with power requirement of 12,7 MVA for Balikpapan location, East Kalimantan.

11. PT Semeru Surya Semen with power requirement of 8.7 MVA for Balikpapan location, East Kalimantan.

12. Pertamina Pertamina Balikpapan Pertamedika with power requirement of 1.1 MVA for Balikpapan location, East Kalimantan.

13. Local Government of East Kutai Regency with power requirement of 7.5 MVA for East Kutai location, East Kalimantan.

14. PT Wulandari Bangun Laksana with power requirement of 1.8 MVA for Balikpapan location, East Kalimantan.

15. PT Ciputra with power requirement of 5 MVA for Balikpapan and Samarinda location, East Kalimantan.

Not only the memorandum of understanding with potential customers, the momentum is also signed agreement on the development of new renewable energy (EBT) type, PLTBm 2x5 MW by PT Pusaka Jaya International which will supply electricity demand in Sekadau and Putussibau of West Kalimantan and PLTBm 2x5 MW by PT Pusaka Penajam Energy in Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan.

In response, Machnizon said the MoU with EBT developers is an attempt to increase electrification in remote areas.

"This is a good step for PLN to perform efficiencies and increase electrification ratios in remote areas," Machnizon said.

Machnizon convinced PLN to continue guarding the development of electricity infrastructure, particularly those included in the 35,000 MW program. In accordance with the Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL), until the end of 2020, the regional electricity system in Kalimantan will increase the supply of electricity of 3,191 MW.

With a predicted peak load in 2020 of 2,107 MW, there will be a power reserve of more than 1,084 MW. With such a reserve of power, industry players certainly no longer need to worry about the availability of power in Kalimantan.

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