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Adaro Power looking to develop solar power plant

JAKARTA ( – PT Adaro Energy Tbk, through its subsidiary PT Adaro Power, is looking to diversify its power plants by entering the solar energy, a company’s official said.

Adaro Power’s Deputy President Director Dharma Djojonegoro said the company is currently taking part in a tender to develop a solar power plant (PLTS) in Sumatera with capacity of 120 MW.

So far, Adaro has passed the pre-qualification process and is now awaiting for a request for proposal (RFP) from the state-owned utility company PT PLN.

The Indonesian government has set an ambitious target to raise the share of renewable energy, including solar energy, in the country’s primary energy mixed to 23% by 2025. However, so far the progress of solar energy has been too slow, despite government’s call on investors and private sector players to invest in the country’s solar energy.

Some observers blamed unclear and unfavorable regulatory environment and lack of incentives given by the government to boost the renewable energy, in particular the solar and wind power. (*)

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