Gas could help solar shine in eastern Indonesia8 March 2017
New regulations governing renewable energy pricing in Indonesia will see coal-fired power generation dominate the fuel mix for at least another decade. But gas could complement solar if the renewable energy source replaces costly oil-fired generation in Indonesia’s eastern regions.
The government hopes the regulations, introduced last month, will encourage renewable energy deployment in the more remote and under-electrified provinces of Kalimantan, Papua, Sulawesi, Maluku and Timor – which currently rely on costly diesel-fired power.
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