Indonesia to build nuclear power plant after 2025

The government of Indonesia plans to construct a nuclear power plant after 2025 to meet rising energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the country.

Multiple feasibility studies on nuclear power projects have been conducted since the 1990s. Indonesia has only had two nuclear power plants–one in Bandung and the other in Serpong–both of which were built for research purposes rather than for electricity production. Currently, fossil fuels account for 85 per cent of the Indonesia’s electricity mix, with coal-fired power plants and gas-fired power plants accounting for a majority of the power output.