Will Indonesia keep its unrelenting grip on coal?

Published onJanuary 30, 2019

About 58 greenfield coal-fired power plants are due to come online by 2027, blurring the outlook for renewables development in the country. Despite a good run for Indonesian renewables in 2017, the country is undaunted in its voracious appetite for coal. According to Wood Mackenzie, about 58 greenfield coal-fired power plants are due to come online in the period to 2027 and boost capacity from 24,418MW in 2018 to 51,800MW in 2027. “This will be the largest factor driving the increase in domestic coal consumption, causing coal consumption for power generation to grow at an 8.3% CAGR between now and 2027,” said analyst Vicky Adijanto. The firm expects consumption to double from 83 Mt in 2018 to 157 Mt by 2027. However, recent electricity demand growth has been below expectations. PLN’s sales growth only hit 3.1% and failed to meet its target of 8.3%. The government was prompted to lower its capacity forecast over the next 10 years by 22GW in the RUPTL.

Source: https://asian-power.com/regulation/in-focus/will-indonesia-keep-its-unrelenting-grip-coal