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Renewable Energy Investments in Indonesia

Monday, January 1, 2007

The state's electricity company reported that Western Kalimantan's regional government is ready to build a 2x30 Megawatt power plant. The plant will derive its energy from peat (gambut). So far, one investor had obtained a license to build the plant.

Renewable energy is a potential business for many parts of Indonesian region dominated by peat and swamps, such as Kalimantan. Pontianak Regency alone has 2,5 million cubic of peat, ready to be processed into biogas.

I have not specifically look into the rules and legislations for renewable energy in Indonesia, but I will put it in an updated report.