Waste-to-energy plant in Bantargebang, Bekasi, finally inaugurated on Monday (25/3/2019) in Bekasi. The plant, dubbed as Merah Putih, is ready to manage waste up to 100 tons per day and produce 700 kilowatt of electricity.
In spite of presidential regulation issued in 2018 stipulated the acceleration of waste-to-energy plant development, budget allocation for the tipping fee of waste management in regional remains an issue.
Indonesia’s Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology or BPPT develops thermal-based waste management with 50-100 tons capacity per day at Bantar Gebang Landfill, Bekasi, West Java.
As one of the largest waste contributors with 8,000 tons per day, DKI Jakarta will start to built waste to energy power plant in Sunter, North Jakarta, in December 2018.
President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that 35.000 MW power plants development is still far from target.