Cornot-Gandolphe Sylvie

Sources fossiles
Mars 2017
Titre Ouvrage:
Indonesia's Electricity Demand and the Coal Sector: Export or meet domestic demand?
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES paper: CL 5)
33 p.

Driven by rapidly increasing electricity demand, Southeast Asia coal demand has surged since 2010. The availability of coal in the region, and its lower cost than competing fuels, has made coal the preferred option to fuel rising power demand. The region added 25 GW of coal-based capacity in the past five years, accounting for 42 per cent of total additional generation capacity. However, this shift compromises the national commitments taken by Southeast Asian governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the scale back, coal still dominates the targeted additional capacity, followed by natural gas, hydropower, and other renewables: there are 29 GW of coal-based capacity under construction in the region, most of them to be completed by 2020. In addition, there is a huge number of permitted and announced coal-fired power plants in the pipeline, which means that the shift towards coal may continue well after 2020. The growth in Southeast Asian coal demand is therefore mixed: until 2020, it is expected to be steep as more coal-fired power plants are commissioned, but after that date, the rate of growth is expected to slow down significantly. The wide range of outlooks for future coal demand has a significant impact on regional coal trade.

ISBN : 978-1-78467-079-5

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