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Indonesia energy ministry to issue feed-in tariff ruling for wind and solar power

JAKARTA ( – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) through Directorate General for New, Renewable and Energy Conservation (Ditjen EBTKE) will soon issue new regulation related with feed-in tariff for wind and rooftop solar power.

In addition, the ministry will also revise feed-in tariff for bioenergy such as biogas and biomass in order to make investment in these sectors more attractive.

The ministry also said it will issue two government regulations on geothermal related with the utilization of geothermal energy.

“All of these regulations are aimed to stimulate the development of renewable energy in the country and attract investors interest,” said Director General for EBTKE Rida Mulyana.

He said recently the energy ministry has issued feed-in tariff ruling for micro-hydro power plants. Around 171 micro hydro developers are now ready to sign power purchase with PLN with combined capacity of 890 MW and total investment of Rp20 trillion.

He added his office is revising the bioenergy ruling to make the tariff to be more attractive. The revision will pave the way for palm oil plantation companies to utilize palm oil waste for producing biofuel.

“With this revision, the tariff for biogas, biomass and palm oil waste could be over Rp1,000 per kwh, up from Rp975 per kwh at present,” Rida added. (*)



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