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Hydro power Poso and wind power Jeneponto to begin operating this year

Wind Farm (PLTB) Sidrap (Image credit: PLN)

JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The state utility company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said two more major renewable energy power plants will begin operating this year, namely hydro power plant PLTA Poso and wind power PLTB Jeneponto.

The two power plants are located on Sulawesi Island, with installed capacity of 60 MW and 72 MW respectively.

This will add the contribution of renewable energy in the country’s energy mixed. For this year, PLN expects to add renewable energy power plants with a combined capacity of 736 MW.

Last year, PLN add 328 MW of installed capacity of power plants generated by renewable energy, including the first wind farm PLTB Sidrap with installed capacity of 75 MW on the Sulawesi Island.

PLTB Sidrap is located in Mattirotasi village in Watang Pulu subdistrict, in the hilly side.

The Wind Power project is developed by an independent power producer (IPP) Internasional UPC Renewables Indonesia in cooperation with PT Binatek Energi Terbarukan through a jv company PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energy.

The developer installs wind turbines with a total of 30 wind turbines that will generate up to 75 MW of power capacity. The power plant is projected to lighten up 70,000 of customers in South Sulawesi.

UPC formed companies have developed more than 2,000 MW of operating wind and solar projects in Indonesia with an investment value of over US$3 billion, and have a development pipeline of more than 5,000 MW.

In addition to PLTA Poso and PLTB Jeneponto, the other renewable energy-based power plants that are scheduled to come online this year are PLTA Jatigede with installed capacity of 110 MW, PLTA Rajamandala 47 MW, PLTP Sorik Merapi 45 MW, PLTP Muara Laboh 80 MW and PLTP Mulut Balai 55 MW.

So far, the renewable energy-based power plants have combined installed capacity of 6711.2 MW, or 11.76% of the total capacity of PLN’s power plants.

“We hope this capacity will continue increase, therefore the contribution of renewable energy (to the national energy mixed) will meet the target of 23% by 2025,” Executive Vice President Corporate Communication & CSR of PLN I Made Suprateka said in a statement.

Written by Staff Writer, edited by Roffie Kurniawan (Email: roffie.kurniawan@gmail.com)

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