Coal for Energy Implementation in Indonesia Reach 72.94 Million Tons in the First Half of 2022

- 12 August 2022 18:11 WIB
Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif. (Photo/screenshot tvparlemen)
Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif. (Photo/screenshot tvparlemen)

 JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif, revealed that coal uptake experienced a significant spike for the needs of the electricity and non-electricity sectors from 2015 to 2021.

"Consumption of coal electricity for electricity has increased by 60 percent, while non-electricity has increased by 52 percent," said Arifin on the Energy Ministry website on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Arifin outlined the planned contract volume for electricity in 2022 as 144.1 million tons with an allocation volume of 122.5 million tons. Until July 2022, the realization of coal fulfillment for electricity is 72.9 million tons.

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Meanwhile, for non-electricity needs, the planned coal demand is set at 69.9 million tons with the realization of fulfillment until July 2022 being 30.94 million tons.

In detail, data on the planned coal demand from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the need for coal in 2022 is 188.9 million tons. Meanwhile, for 2023 it will be 195.9 million tons, 2024 will be 209.9 million tons, and in 2025 it will be 197.9 million tons.

Until 2025, the electricity sector or PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) is still the largest domestic coal user. With each demand in 2022 of 119 million tons, 2023 of 126 million tons, in 2024 of 140 million tons, and 2025 reaching 128 million tons.

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To maintain domestic coal supply, the government has regulated the Domestic Market Obligation (DMO) obligations for PKPIUB and coal IUPK holders.

 

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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