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Indonesia coal use for power generation set to rise

  • 18 days ago (2021-11-16)
  • David Flin
Asia 687 Coal 197

Zulkifli Zaoni, Chief Executive of Indonesian state utility Perushaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said that Indonesia’s coal consumption for power generation will rise by 3.1 per cent in 2022 compared to 2021.

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The announcement of this increase in the use of coal follows the last-minute amendment at the COP26 talks in which the final wording was watered down to “phase-down” rather than “phase-out” the use of coal, at the insistence of India and China.

Zaoni said that PLN is expected to use over 68 million tonnes of coal in 2022, and IPPs will use over 50 million tonnes. He said that, after this, he expected to see demand from PLN drop while demand from IPPs will rise.

Indonesia is the 8th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.