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Expansion Project Furthers Indonesia’s Increase in Power Generation

October 3, 2022

Indonesia is among the world’s top exporters of thermal coal, but like many other countries has said it will phase out its own coal-fired power plants as part of a plan to make its power generation carbon-neutral.

Indonesia, though—again like many other countries—has a need to increase its electricity production to satisfy a growing demand for power. Government forecasts expect power demand will grow by 4.9% each year through the end of this decade. The government in 2015 announced a program to develop as much as 35 GW of new power generation capacity within a few years, to both add to its existing installed generation and replace some of the output being lost as coal-fired and diesel-powered plants are retired.

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