REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – The power plants consortium of Cirebon Power won the 2019 Green Performance Rating Company from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Green Proper rating is a performance achievement value of a company that has good environmental management performance.
Green Predicate (Program for Rating Company Performance Rating in Environmental Management) is awarded to the first unit of Cirebon Power with a capacity of 660 MW. The plant has been operating since July 27, 2012, one of the first two plants to implement supercritical environmentally friendly (SC) boiler technology in Indonesia.
The Proper Green award won by Cirebon Power was handed over by the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar to the Cirebon Power President Director, Hisahiro Takeuchi and witnessed by Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ma’ruf Amin. The handover was carried out at the Vice President’s Palace.
President Director of Cirebon Power, Hisahiro Takeuchi said that to achieve a green rating, PT Cirebon Electric Power significantly reduced its total suspended solid (TSS) water pollutant by converting the All Volatile Treatment (AVT) regime to Oxygen Treatment (OT) on the WTP. This linearly decreases the amount of B3 waste produced and increases water conservation.
“Modification of the filter size on the vibrating screen is quite effective in selecting the size of coal according to the boiler specifications, so that it replaces the use of crushers that have quite large energy requirements,” he said.
In addition, Cirebon Power routinely runs three environmental programs whose impacts can be directly felt by the community around the plant, namely the seed bank and mangrove planting. And recently Cirebon Power also built a Green Open Garden. Mangrove planting and maintenance on a regular basis has a pretty good environmental impact which has seen from the diversity index that goes up every year. Until 2019, planting of mangroves has done at least in an area of 13.5 hectares.
“This activity is not only succeeded in converting energy, but also succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to fend off the effects of climate change,” Takeuchi said.
He stated that joint ventures from three countries namely Indonesia, Japan and South Korea were committed to green sustainability. Cirebon Power plant emissions are far below the government threshold.
“We also succeeded in suppressing greenhouse gases which are always below 1.00 kg CO2 eq / KWh and determined as the optimal value in the electricity generation industry,” Takeuchi said.
In carrying out green sustainability, Cirebon Power engages the community around the plant. According to him, community empowerment is not only a social responsibility, but also an effort to grow and develop together with the surrounding community.
Cirebon Power is a power plant consortium company that operates Coal-Fired Power Plant (660 Megawatt) in Cirebon. Currently, they are building the second power plant with a capacity of 1,000 MW which is targeted to be completed in 2022.