Indonesia to replace ageing fossil-fuel plants to make way for renewables

The country is looking to retire its 2,256 diesel plants by the end of 2020

The Indonesian government is considering retiring its fossil fuel-based power plants to make way for renewable alternatives.

A study is underway to map potential renewable energy hubs and renewable resources – according to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, 16.2% of the nation’s 2,256 diesel-fired power plants are situated in the province of Aceh.

Indonesia hopes to generate 23% of its power from renewables by 2025 – it currently has achieved a renewable propertion of 12.36%.

As the Coronavirus pandemic disrupts the global economy, the Indonesian president has announced he is considering cutting subsidised and non-subsidised fuel prices.

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