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Indonesia coal mining company set to build mine-mouth power plants

Publicly listed coal miner PT Bukit Asam (PTBA) is set to build new mine-mouth power plants in a move to support the government’s ambitious plan of developing huge electricity projects.

PTBA corporate secretary Joko Pramono said his company would develop up to 4,400 megawatts (MW) mine-mouth power plants near its mining site in Sumatra.

“It will be the company’s participation in the government’s plan to develop 35,000 MW of power capacity,” Joko said.

The government is targeting to have an additional electricity capacity of 35,000 MW within five years, a programme that is expected to support growing energy demand along with economic growth in the country.