Surabaya's Waste-to-Energy Plant to be Operational Soon

    Faishol Taselan - 12 November 2019 18:30 WIB
    Surabaya's Waste-to-Energy Plant to be Operational Soon
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    Surabaya: Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini (Risma) is optimistic that the contruction of the city's waste-to-energy plant will be fully completed in the end of November 2019.

    "Not yet. We are still adjusting the equipment," the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) politician said here on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

    Risma claimed that the plant will be fully operational in the same month. She explained that the plant will sell electricity to state-owned company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).

    "We imported some of the equipment. So it took a lot of time," the mayor added.

    In its first 20 years, the plant will be operated by a private company. After the end of the contract, the plant will be taken over by the Surabaya City Governnment.

    Located near the Benowo landfill site, the plant can process around 1,300-1,400 tonnes of waste. The $49.86 million plant can generate up to 11 megawatts of electricity.



    (WAH)

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