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PLN unveils details of 34 troubled power plants under SBY govt being probed by KPK

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JAKARTA ( – Indonesian state electricity company PT PLN on Wednesday unveilved details of the 34 neglected power plants under previous government Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) which are currently being probed by the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

President Joko Widodo has said that the 34 power plant projects have been neglected since 2007 with total capacity of 627.8 megawatts (MW). The power plants are mostly in the category of small to medium size and are located in remote areas.

The power plants are part of the previous government’s fast tracking project within the period of 2007-2011.

PLN said of the 34 neglected power plants, 17 may be carried on, 6 projects’ contracts will be terminated and taken over by PLN and 11 of them will be frozen.

The Head of Corporation Communication Unit of PLN I Made Suprateka said in a press conference on Wednesday that PLN’s focus now is on how to fulfill electricity needs of the people around the power plant projects.

Therefore, in some cases PLN replaces the neglected projects with the new ones. He cited the case of PLTU Bengkalis with capacity of 2x10MW, which has not been started, PLN has replaced it with new gas power plant called PLTMG Bengkalis with 20 MW installed capacity.

Followings are the list of the 34 troubled power plants:

17 Troubled power plants to be carried on:

Location: Sumatera
PLTU Tembilahan (EPC) 2 x 7 MW

Location: Kalimantan
PLTU Malinau 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Parit Baru 2 x 50 MW
PLTU Bengkayang 2 x 27,5 MW
PLTU Tanjung Redep 2 x 7 MW
PLTU Tanjung Selor 2 x 7 MW

Location: Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara
PLTU Jempana 2 x 9 MW
PLTU Buleleng 2 x 0,6 MW
PLTU Kendari Ekspansi 1 x 10 MW
PLTU Lapal 2 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Talaud 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Alor 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Rote Ndao 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Sumbawa Barat 2 x 7 MW

Location: Maluku and Papua
PLTU Sofifi 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Timika 2 x 15 MW
PLTU Ambon 4 x 7 MW

The 17 projects have installed capacity of 320.2 MW.

6 Projects that were terminated and will be taken over by PLN:

Location: Kalimantan
PLTU Sampit 2 x 25 MW
PLTU Kotabaru 2 x 7 MW

Location: Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara
PLTU Gorontalo 2 x 25 MW
PLTU NTB Bima 2 x 10 MW
PLTU Atambua 4 x 6 MW

Location: Maluku and Papua
PLTM Kalibumi 2 x 1,3 MW

The six projects have 160.6 MW installed capacity.

11 Projects that were terminated or frozen:

Location: Sumatera
PLTU Kuala Tungkal 2 x 7 MW
PLTU Bengkulu 2 x 10 MW
PLTU Ipuh Seblat 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Tembilahan (IPP) 2 x 5,5 MW

Location:  Kalimantan
PLTU Buntok 2 x 7 MW
PlTU Kuala Pambuang 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Tarakan 2 x 7 MW

Location: Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara
PLTU Bau Bau 2 x 7 MW
PLTU Raha 2 x 3 MW
PLTU Wangi Wangi 2 x 3 MW

Maluku and Papua
PLTU Jayapura 2 x 15 MW

Estimated State Loss

Chairman of KPK Agus Rahardjo said on Wednesday that his agency is currently investigating the 34 troubled projects. Agus Raharjo was quoted by the State news agency Antara that KPK is actually looking at a total 166 troubled power plant projects.

He admitted that KPK has received reports about the troubled projects which are suspected to have cause losses to the State and currently gathering supporting data from the Supreme Audit Board (BPK) and Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP).

Earlier, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung that based on BPKP reports, the troubled projects are estimated to have causes losses of Rp4.94 trillion to the State.

“Of the 34 projects, 12 projects are unlikely to be continued therefore causing potential losses of Rp3.76 trillion to the State,” Pramono said.

Meanwhile, 22 projects, he said, will be carried on, which will require additional costs of Rp4.68 trillion and Rp7.25 trillion,” he was quoted by Antara as saying. (*)

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