Finance Info-the utilization of coal gas or coalbed methane (CBM) for the electricity industry started bearing fruit. Oil & gas Contractor Contract SKK through cooperation (Contractor KKS) Vico Indonesia managed to transmit electrical energy to about 2,500 houses in Borneo.
The utilization of coal gas to electricity residents was the first in Indonesia. Coal gas projects for electrical energy itself was in blocks of Sanga-Sanga Kutai Kertanegara Regency in East Kalimantan.
General Manager of PLN in East Kalimantan, Nyoman s. Astawa said, the use of coal gas to electricity this saves Rp 1,550 per Kwh. Rates of production of CBM Rp 1,150 per Kwh, while if using solar Rp 2,700 per Kwh.
"The Total savings achieved Rp17 billion per year," said Nyoman in his written remarks, Thursday (2/5/2013).
The utilization of coal gas, according to Nyoman very profitable because it can suppress the PLN Government subsidies. Employment contract PLN with Vico Indonesia lasted until December 2014.
"We will likely continue back, while waiting for the Government to set a price of commercial coal gas in Indonesia," he said.
SKK Operating Deputy oil and gas, CBM Muliawan added, the project is the realization of the oil & gas and SKK Vico Indonesia with production by 0.5 million cubic feet per day. "This project for electricity first CBM in Indonesia," he said.(gpr)