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IEEFA Report: Indonesia’s State Power Company Continues to Lag Global Shift in Electricity Generation

IEEFA Report: Indonesia’s State Power Company Continues to Lag Global Shift in Electricity Generation

‘Sinking Under the Weight of a Flawed Planning Process That Lacks Crucial Insight Into Clean Energy Trends’

IEEFA — Indonesia’s national power company is perilously out of step with global trends in electricity generation even as it seeks a more than $1 billion infusion from international bond markets, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — “Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN): A Power Company […]

April 19, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA Indonesia: A Potential Overcommitment to Coal-Fired Electricity Puts a Nation at Risk

IEEFA Indonesia: A Potential Overcommitment to Coal-Fired Electricity Puts a Nation at Risk

Out of Step With a Global Shift in the Energy Economy

We’ve just published a report that calls into serious question Indonesia’s plans to expand its commitment to coal-fired electricity generation. The report—“Overpaid and Underutilized: How Capacity Payments Could Lock Indonesia Into a High-Cost Electricity Future”—analyzes Indonesia’s 2017-26 national energy blueprint and shows how long-term coal power contracts that the country is contemplating will not just […]

August 10, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Report: Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines

IEEFA Report: Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines

The Case for Wind-and Solar-Powered Small Island Grids

May 8, 2017, MANILA (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report—“Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The Case for Wind- and Solar-Powered Small Island Grids”—notes that many […]

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IEEFA Report: Indonesia’s State Power Company Continues to Lag Global Shift in Electricity Generation

IEEFA Report: Indonesia’s State Power Company Continues to Lag Global Shift in Electricity Generation

‘Sinking Under the Weight of a Flawed Planning Process That Lacks Crucial Insight Into Clean Energy Trends’

IEEFA — Indonesia’s national power company is perilously out of step with global trends in electricity generation even as it seeks a more than $1 billion infusion from international bond markets, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — “Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN): A Power Company […]

April 19, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Coal Producers’ Hope for an Asian Lifeline Seen as a Long Shot

S&P Global Market Intelligence: U.S. producers are increasingly pinning their hopes for growth on overseas markets as competition from natural gas causes a contraction of the domestic thermal coal market. However, port capacity limitations on the West Coast and the distance from Asian seaborne markets mean most U.S. producers only benefit from the trickle-down effect […]

March 14, 2018 Read More →

More Openings for Renewables Seen in Indonesian Power Markets

Reuters: The developer of Indonesia’s first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets. A woman takes pictures of wind power plant propeller blades in Sidenreng Rappang, Sulawesi Island of Indonesia, January 15, […]

February 13, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA Asia: ASEAN Coal Companies Are Shaking Their Stranded-Asset Cup at Debt Investors

IEEFA Asia: ASEAN Coal Companies Are Shaking Their Stranded-Asset Cup at Debt Investors

Signs of Growing Skepticism Among Bond Buyers

This year—2018—is when we’ll see whether emerging-market debt investors are ready to start pricing the impact of climate change risk on their investments by discounting the backward-looking coal demand scenario promoted by the International Energy Administration (IEA). Likewise, power-industry planners across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been caught in an information air […]

February 5, 2018 Read More →

Indonesia’s Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Glut

Jakarta Post: State electricity firm PLN has said its electricity sales have only grown 3.62 percent annually from January to November, raising further concerns over excess capacity that could choke the company with multi-billion US dollar costs. Through its electricity procurement business plan (RUPTL) for the 2017-2026 period, PLN has envisioned the development of new […]

December 22, 2017 Read More →

India Trend Bodes Ill for Coal Markets

Financial Times: India will hit peak coal demand for its power sector within a decade, according to new analysis, helping the world hit its Paris climate targets but creating a problem for the country’s biggest mining companies. A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis shows the growth in demand for coal […]

November 21, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Update: Are Investors in Asian Coal Starting to Think Twice?

IEEFA Update: Are Investors in Asian Coal Starting to Think Twice?

Signs That Risk Perceptions May Be Shifting as Markets Evolve

Human nature is to juggle contradiction and remain hopeful in the face of adversity. But investors are supposed to be hard-eyed cynics. What, then, to make of financial professionals smart enough to pose shrewd questions about the impact of climate change on the coal industry but willing to settle for illogically incomplete answers? This is […]

October 20, 2017 Read More →

Indonesia Blocks Coal Expansions in Java

Reuters: Indonesia will not approve any new coal-fired power stations on the heavily-populated island of Java as the country strives to reach its renewable energy development targets, the energy minister said on Thursday. “We will not approve any coal-fired power plants in Java, this island, any more,” Energy and Mineral resources minister Ignasius Jonan told […]

October 13, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Indonesia’s Coal-Overbuild Problem

Mongabay.com: Signs that Indonesia is heading for an oversupply of electricity have prompted renewed calls from activists for the government to cut back plans to build more coal-fired power plants. Electricity sales by state-owned power utility PLN  grew less than 3 percent to 146,366 gigawatt hours (Gwh) in the first eight months of this year, […]

October 5, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: ‘The Financial Case Against Coal Power in Indonesia’

Mongabay.com: Closing the gap between those who have electricity and those who do not is no easy feat, especially in an island nation like Indonesia. With over 17,000 islands — 6,000 of them inhabited — the country’s scattered Pacific geography defies construction of a national transmission grid. Nonetheless, the country’s economic ambitions and its substantial […]

September 7, 2017 Read More →