State Electricity Company (PLN) plans to operate the Coal Processing Plant (CPP) technology. This technology is predicted to be PLN's mainstay efficiency, to meet the needs of coal.
"Coal Processing Plant that we plan there are three. It's still an alternative. Sumatra one already exists, Java may be two, (Java) West and (Java) East," said PLN President Director Sofyan Basyir while leading the agenda of 'Exposure PLN 2017 Financial Report' in his office on Wednesday (28/3).
CPP will be equipped with the ability to mix coal of different types and then put together into one trait. So that coal produced later, will be qualified and tailored to the needs of PLN power plant. Thus, CPP is able to guarantee the supply of coal for Steam Power Plant (PLTU).
Furthermore, CPP can also reduce the degradation of coal quality, due to transport travel and seawater contamination.
Concerning CPP capabilities that have been planned. Sofyan said, "Capacity (CPP) in Java is about 10-15 million tons per unit per year. (While CPP) Kalimantan is in the stage of study. Hopefully there is a certainty of the location, "said Sofyan.
Just so you know, PLN declared CPP target can operate in 2020. Of course hope, can suppress production efficiency so that Cost of Production (BPP) is cheap. And the community can enjoy affordable electricity tariff.
For information, PLN Corporate Planning Director Syofvi Felienty also explained that so far PLN can only make efficiency in the use of coal up to 30 percent. According to him, the figure is still too small.
"Coal that we can not be less than 30 percent of capacity. That's what makes him not good efficiency, "said Syofvi.
29 March, 2018