Cost-Effectiveness of Emission Reduction for the Indonesian Coal-Fired Power Plants

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This paper presents the result of research on the cost-effectiveness of emission reduction in the selected coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) in Indonesia. The background of this research is the trend of more stringent environmental regulation regarding air emission from coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) in Indonesia. One consequence of stringent air emission regulation is the increase of air pollution control costs. This research provides recommendations for PLN, the state electricity company in Indonesia regarding the cost-effectiveness of reducing air emission from CFPPs in order to comply with an upcoming stringent environmental regulation. Four CFPPs were selected as research units of which two units represent large-scale CFPPs while the other two units represent small-scale CFPPs. A cost-engineering model i.e. CUEcost model is employed to estimate the abatement costs. Pollution control technologies were considered with respect to time, allocation across various scales of production unit and with respect to technological progress.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Emission reduction
  • coal-fired power plants
  • CUEcost
  • Indonesia

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