Energy industries (renewable-/ non renewable sources)
Tanjung Sari village, West Java
Electricity demand in Indonesia is growing rapidly and due to the availability of domestic coal the Indonesian government is placing an emphasis on coal based generation expansion. The current trend in Indonesia is clearly focused on the construction of coal power plants and the economically most attractive baseline scenario alternative for the project owners is also coal based generation.
Bekasi Power CCPP project activity is located in the Tanjung Sari village, Cikarang sub district, Bekasi District. The main aim of the project is to supplement the installed electricity generating capacity supplying to the grid, and displace the production of more carbon intensive generation. Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk. (PGN) and PT. Bayu Buana Gemilang (BBG) have agreed to supply the natural gas to the project activity.
Benefits to the environment
The generation of power from natural gas would reduce the dependence on coal of existing and planned grid based electricity generation. This would have a positive impact not only through a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but also through a reduction of other harmful emissions, like nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides as compared to the baseline.
Benefits for Local Economy
The construction and operation of the power plant would directly create employment for the local skilled and semi-skilled population. About 150 people would be employed during the construction phase and 70 people during the operation phase.