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Consortium launch CCS study at Indonesian power plants

Consortium launch CCS study at Indonesian power plants
The 990 MWe (3 x 330 units) Indramayu coal-fired power plant (Indramayu CFPP) on West Java is owned and operated by PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB) a subsidiary of state-owned electricity company PT PLN. Currently co-fired with biomass, the plant has been selected for a joint study on carbon capture and storage (photo courtesy Petromindo).

Japan-headed energy utility JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), compatriot engineering and construction major JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC), and the Indonesian state electricity company (PLN) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to the launch of a joint study aimed at the introduction and commercialization of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at thermal power plants owned by PLN subsidiaries in the Republic of Indonesia.

The Government of Indonesia has established the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, so decarbonization of the electricity sector, which accounts for about 40 percent of the country’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, is an important issue.

The MoU stipulates that the three companies will consider the introduction of CCS at the Indramayu Coal-Fired Power Plant (Indramayu CFPP) and the Tambak Lorok Gas-Fired Power Plant, both owned by PLN subsidiaries, studying their potential as CCS projects by evaluating technical issues and business feasibility, investigating legal regulations, and identifying issues.

JERA has overall responsibility for the joint study and will conduct market research related to CCS projects, evaluate feasibility, and research the legal system, while JGC will consider CCS storage technologies and estimate costs.

PLN will provide data related to the power plants where the introduction of CCS is being considered and coordinate with related local organizations.

此外,这项研究是选择,be subsidized through, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s (METI) “Feasibility Study Project for Overseas Development of High-Quality Energy Infrastructure (Projects to Study the Promotion of Overseas Infrastructure Development by Japanese Corporations)” for fiscal 2023.

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