Is Nuclear a priority for Indonesia?

Is Nuclear a priority for Indonesia?

According to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignasius Jonan, nuclear power plants can be realized if the government changes the priority of energy development.

However, Deputy Minister of ESDM Arcandra Tahar indicates that construction of nuclear power plants in Indonesia is rather difficult because of public acceptance.

Moreover, the selling price of electricity from nuclear power plants is above the Cost of Generation Provision (commonly referred by its Indonesian acronym, BPP).  Arcandra Tahar revealed that the selling price of electricity from nuclear power plants from the BPP  is estimated to be US $ 9.7 cents-13.6 cents per kWh.

The Indonesian Cost of Generation Provision (BPP) is US $ 7.39 cents per kWh. Nuclear power plants will be above the national BPP and this is also a concern for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

NBN Tip: The BPP figures represent the cost to PLN of procuring power from the different systems/sub-systems listed in the 2017 BPP Decree. PLN’s cost of procuring power is a combination of the costs of PLN generating this power itself through PLN’s own power generation plants, and the cost of PLN procuring power from third party suppliers (such as Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and power rental companies).


NBN Tip: PLN is an Indonesian government-owned corporation which has a monopoly on electricity distribution in Indonesia and generates the majority of the country’s electrical power

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