Biomass Prices Hamper Co-Firing Program

The Indonesian government is finalizing an energy ministerial regulation on the biomass co-firing program at coal-fired power plants (PLTU). However, it still needs a benchmark price for the biomass used in the program.

Convoluted Bureaucracy Stunts Power Generation Projects

Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, asks the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, local administration, and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to cut down the unnecessary licensing bureaucracy for power plant projects.

Light Rail Transit Project Cost Swells

The Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi Light Rail Transit (LRT Jabodebek) project costs swelled to Rp 2.7 trillion before the operation, increasing the burden on the state budget.

All Out Effort to Save the Problematic High-Speed Rail

Costs overrun and cash deficiency risks overshadow the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project during operations, forcing Government to intervene in funding. Such a decision has raised a warning over the potential long-term burden for the state budget.

Coal Price Rally Pushes Mine Exploration

Coal miners such as Indika Energy and Indo Tambangraya Megah explored mining areas to ramp up production volume amid surging coal prices.