The Asian Development Bank has approved two loans totalling $400m for a power sector restructuring programme in Indonesia. A total of $380m will go to support the government reform programme and $20m will help the country set up a competitive electricity market. State utility PLN is suffering heavy losses and reforms are needed to ensure secure operation of the power system. Total cost of the restructuring is estimated at $1bn to $1.5bn for 1999.
The Asian Development Bank is to lend Indonesia $400m to help restructure its troubled power sector. The sharp decrease in the rupiah and difficulties in raising electricity tariffs has caused state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to suffer heavy losses.
A Rolls-Royce built power station in East Kalimantan has entered commercial operation, bringing power to the town of Samarinda and the surrounding area. The plant is powered by two industrial RB211 gas turbines configured to burn liquid and natural gas fuel with water injected emissions suppression.