Friday, May 10, 2019

Indonesia: New Service Streamlines Permitting for Geothermal Power Plant Projects

Power Plant Development Permit Now Goes Through OSS (Netral Mandarin)

Electricity licensing services can now be accessed more easily and quickly through Online Single Submission (OSS) which can be accessed on the website, which is currently handled by Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM) since January 2, 2019. OSS itself was officially launched in July 2018 under the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy.

One of the permits handled in the OSS system is the licensing process to build a power plant. "There are 6 general electricity licenses that have entered OSS, as well as 4 additional permits for geothermal plants, all of which have now been processed through OSS," said Head of the Public Information Services Communication Bureau and Cooperation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Agung Pribadi.

Meanwhile, 4 geothermal permits that have been processed through OSS include the Assignment of Preliminary Geothermal Survey, Geothermal Permit, Geothermal Support Business Agreement, and Permit for Use of Geothermal Explosives Warehouse.