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In the context of its Export Initiative Energy , the Ministry for Economic Affairs reported that the auction is still due to take place in 2019 . The three waste-to-energy plants are planned for the cities of Bandung, Tangerang and South Tangerang, all of which are on the island of Java. The auction process for the plant in Tangerang has already begun. Further auctions are planned by 2022, including for Jakarta, Surabaya, and Denpasar (Bali). In total, these twelve plants should produce 234 MW of electricity.

The auctions are measures by the Indonesian government to convert from fossil fuels to other energy sources and are based on a presidential decree for accelerated construction of waste-to-energy plants. The demand for electricity in Indonesia is growing continuously and puts a burden on the existing supply networks. The government is therefore targeting its support on the development of new and renewable energies and has set itself the target of increasing their share of the total to 23% by 2025. A factsheet on the topic is available on the website of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs.