State power company PT PLN expects to save Rp10 trillion in fuel costs when its first-phase "crash program" power plants comes on line with its full 10,000 MW boost to capacity, Antara reported.
Most of the power plants will start operating next year, PLN president director Fahmi Mochtar said on Tuesday.
"In 2009, three of the 35 thermal power plants will start operations," he said.
The cut in fuel costs would result from the difference in prices between coal and fuel oil, he said. He said the operation of the power plants would also help PLN reduce the number of power cuts in several parts of the country.
Source: The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Trade and Investment News, 18 Aug. 09