Indonesia Slightly Lowers Target for Investment in Electricity
- January 11, 2019
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The government is lowering its investment target for the electricity sector this year to
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministrys electricity program supervision director, Jisman
We aim to have an additional electricity generation capacity of 3,976 megawatts [MW] by the end of 2019, he said recently, adding that the company also needed to invest in the construction of transmission facilities and substations.
The ministry aims to have a total installed electricity generation capacity of 66,500 MW by the end of 2019, up from the current 62,500 MW.
The ministry also expects peoples electricity consumption to increase by 12.7 percent to 1,200 kWh per capita by the end of 2019. It plans to electrify all villages across the country by setting the target of 99.38 percent electrification.
This year, the government also wants to lower the contribution of fossil fuels to power grid to only 4.03 percent or 0.97 basis points lower than in 2018.