Indonesia Considers New Power Price Plan

13 August 2009 (Last Updated August 13th, 2009 18:30)

The Indonesian Administration is considering a new power bill in September that could alter current power prices. Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry director general for electricity and energy utilisation J. Purwono said the administration is likely to approve the bill at th

The Indonesian Administration is considering a new power bill in September that could alter current power prices.

Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry director general for electricity and energy utilisation J. Purwono said the administration is likely to approve the bill at the end of the House of Representatives’ present sitting period next month.

The bill will allow state power firm PLN to enforce a regional electricity tax that will require authorisation from the House and the government.

Power rates at present are derived from the allotted electricity capacity per customer. Every customer with the equivalent allotted electricity capacity will pay the same power rates.

Rates could be ascertained by the regional and central administration according to the region-based system.