Coal is often accused of causing air pollution and being the biggest emitter. Indonesian government along with 23 nations made new commitments during the COP26 conference in Scotland on Nov. 4 to phase out unabated coal power. However, Indonesia still needs more energy to support the economic growth, and coal among other produce a very competitive price of electricity.
Therefore, the company understands this, and believes the use of coal-saving technology will improve the protection of the livelihood of the surrounding community. This concern brings
PT Indo Raya Tenaga (IRT) to implement emission-reduction technology in its power plants; Jawa 9 & 10 by using OECD-standard Ultra Super Critical (USC) aimed at reducing emissions. The application of that technology will help to cut greenhouse emissions by more than 20%.
Despite South Korea’s plan to halt funding for coal-powered plant, the East Asian country is still committed to funding the Jawa 9 & 10 power plants as one and only power plant using the USC technology in Indonesia. This makes the project remains on track during pandemic.
The USC technology applied in Jawa 9 & 10 steam power plants also has gained national and international appreciation.
In Indonesia, the management awarded with Indonesia Green Award in 2021 for pioneering eco-friendly coal-steamed power plants by implementing advanced eco-friendly technology. The award presented by Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The ministry also stated that PT IRT can be a role model for raising awareness of maintaining sustainability.
Whilst in the international scope, The USC Jawa 9&10 power plant won several prestigious international awards from the Asian Power Award, ALB Thomson Reuters and IJGlobal as the Power Plant with the best project funding in 2020 and 2021.
Recently, PLTU Jawa 9&10 is stated as one of the largest contributors to investment in Cilegon. The investment increase was recognized by the Ministry of Investment or the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) of the Republic of Indonesia even though it is still in the Covid-19 pandemic.