06/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/23/2021 04:27
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES
REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
Date: 20 June 2021
48 Coal Companies Sign Supply Commitment with PLN
A total of 48 coal companies made the committment to provide fuel for domestic power plants in order to maintain reliability of electricity supply in the country. The commitment was marked by the signing of Commitment to Supply Coal for Public Electricity which was held in Bali (18/6).
'The commitment to supply coal needs is very important to maintain sustainability and reliability of electricity supply to the public,' said Head of Bureau of Communication, Public Information Services, and Cooperation of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), Agung Pribadi, in Jakarta (20/6).
Agung went on to say that since December 2020, coal supply for the electricity subsector has slid due to extreme weather, decreased mining production, and higher coal prices in the international market.
President Director of state electricity company PLN, Zulkifli Zaini, expressed his appreciation to Directorate General of Mineral and Coal of Ministry of EMR for its support in ensuring coal availability for PLN, and to coal companies that fulfill their commitment to prioritize domestic needs.
According to Zaini, as many as 48 coal companies have committed to fulfil the coal supply according to the contract and increase allocation according to mine capacity. In fact, an addition of more than 4.6 million tonnes of coal have been netted for the period July--December 2021.
'We hope that the synergy between PLN, coal companies, and DG Mineral and Coal can flourish in order to maintain the reliability of electricity in the country,' Zaini added.
The limited supply of coal for PLN's coal-fired power plants in early 2021 has been dealt with by increasing supply from both existing and new suppliers. PLN has continuously taken more actions to get coal needed for electricity generation. (IY)
Head of Bureau of Communication, Public Information Services, and Cooperation
Agung Pribadi (08112213555)