Indonesia, UK Set to Develop Solar Plants Worth Rp360tn

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  • Solar panel in the Morotai Island, North Maluku, Indonesia. Image: ANTARA/Yudhi Mahatma

    Solar panel in the Morotai Island, North Maluku, Indonesia. Image: ANTARA/Yudhi Mahatma

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta-In President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s visit to Europe last week, the state-owned electricity company PT PLN (Persero) signed a framework agreement with Savills (UK) Limited and NV VOGT Singapore Pte. Ltd.

    The scope of the agreement, which was signed by PLN’s Corporate Planning Director Nicke Widyawati, is development of solar power plants (PLTS) in a number of regions in eastern Indonesia, with a total capacity of 150 MWp. Renewable energy in eastern Indonesia is one of the main priorities of PLN.

    The company is aiming to increase electrification ratio and reduce CO2 emission for the environment. The solar power plants will optimize the utilization of the Domestic Component Level (TKDN) in equipment, assembling, as well as the operation and maintenance services.

    “We concentrate on increasing electrification ratio in eastern Indonesia, with emphasis on the utilization of new and renewable energy. Moreover, we will also push for the utilization of the TKDN in every aspect,” Nicke Widyawati told Bisnis.com in a press release on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

    The deal signing between Indonesian and UK companies worth US$19 billion or roughly Rp360 trillion was made during President Jokowi’s visit to the UK.


    BISNIS.COM