Minister of ESDM Confirms TDL Not Changed Until 2019

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, March 23 2018 - 18:00 IWST

Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto dan Menteri ESDM Ignasius Jonan
Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto dan Menteri ESDM Ignasius Jonan

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan confirmed that the Basic Electricity Tariff (TDL) or electricity selling price to the public does not change until 2019.

"Electricity tariff or electricity sale price will not be changed until 2019," said Jonan as a speaker of RUPTL socialization at PLN Head Office, Jakarta, Thursday (22/3/2018).

He explained that the scheme with domestic coal pricing strategy for electricity operation has been set, which is 70 US dollars per ton. Even if there is a low price then the value is used.

Secondly, he reminded again that the public or the electricity customers remain prioritized and should be able to buy the electricity itself. "It's useless if the area is electrified and bypassed by electricity but cannot afford to buy electricity, it should be all principles of social justice," he said.

Jonan on the same occasion socialize about the results of Ratification of Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) PT PLN (Persero) Year 2018 until 2027.

ESDM Minister Ignasius Jonan said that the changes to RUPTL 2017-2026 need to be done given the realization of macroeconomic indicators in 2017 lower than the target and impact on the growth of electricity sales PLN.

Therefore, it is necessary to re-adjust the new plant operating schedule as outlined in the RUPTL 2018-2027.

"Everything is based on the prediction of electricity growth and economic growth for the next 10 years, then all adjusted," said Jonan.

In line with the Government's policy of providing sufficient, equitable and affordable electricity, Jonan asks PLN to pay attention to several matters as a consideration of the determination of RUPTL, among which there is no increase in Electricity Tariff (TTL).

In addition, the construction of transmission lines in Eastern Indonesia until 2027 is adjusted to the people's electricity needs.

RUPTL is also expected to focus on the Electricity Program in Rural Areas with an electrification ratio target of more than 99 percent and can up to 2510 unelected villages by the end of 2019.

The addition of capacity per primary energy type concerns the provisions in this ESDM Ministerial Decree on RUPTL, that is, there is no addition of coal-fired power plant in Java except for PPA and coal-fired power plant in Sumatera and Kalimantan through mine mouth power plant.

Furthermore, additional PLTG / PLTGU in Java must pass through pipes / wellhead except those already PPA or auctioned. Meanwhile, small power plant development outside Java may use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with platform based facilities.

For outside Java, small-scale power plant plans are being replaced by gas-fired power plants to be more efficient. (Ant)

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