Steam Power Plants Running on Fumes
The shortage of coal supplies to PLN electricity generators leads to export bans for 34 companies. Accusations fly as coal prices rise. This report on the dilemma of the electricity and coal businesses was done with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute.
A WEEKEND virtual meeting held on August 7 was used by the Executive Director of the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) Hendra Sinadia to defend his organization’s members. “PLN’s coal needs planning must also be evaluated and remedied,” said Hendra, repeating his association’s demand in that meeting, when speaking to Tempo on Tuesday, August 17.
That Saturday, Hendra was in a tight spot. The inviting pa...
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