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Sunday, 22 September 2013

ADB to Fund Sarawak-West Kalimantan Hydroelectric Power Project

By Jakarta Globe on 6:20 pm August 28, 2013.
Category Business, Featured, News
Tags: Asian Development Bank ADB, hydropower plantPerusahaan Listrik Negara PLN, Sarawak, West Kalimantan

Indonesia’s state-owned power company will build a 145-kilometer-long electric line linking customers in West Kalimantan with hydroelectric plants in neighboring Sarawak, Malaysia, under a plan that has been heralded as a commitment to green energy in Indonesia but is rife with environmental concerns in Malaysia.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded project is expected to provide 8,000 homes in West Kalimantan with cheaper electricity and cut carbon emissions by 400,000 tons a year by 2020. The state-run Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) currently uses oil to provide power to the province.

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