TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta provincial administration has already had a waste management facility that process waste into energy dubbed waste-to-energy power plant (PLTSa) built in the east of Bantergebang Integrated Waste Management (TPST).
The facility, a collaboration between the city government and the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT), starts operational on March 25 and can produce electricity up to 400 kiloWatt per hour (kWh) from the burning of 100 tons of non-organic waste.
Bantargebang TPST head Asep Kuswanto explained the city administration planned to build three to four other facilities in a bid to curb the daily volume of the capital’s waste that reached 7,452 tons.
“As for now, the power plant still belongs to BPPT as it is in the phase of operational assistance. Jakarta aims to make it the city’s asset in 2020,” said Asep on Thursday, August 1.
The city's Environment Agency is eyeing to process 20 million cubic meters of waste in Bantargebang TPST into electric power.
“We plan to build two to three facilities to clean out 20 million cubic meters of waste in Bantargebang,” Asep said, adding that the waste was collected in the 110.3-hectare area in Ciketing Udik subdistrict, Cikiwul and Sumur Batu subdistrict, Bantargebang, Bekasi, West Java.