ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – PLN Nusantara Power (NP) is collaborating with Powerchina International Group Limited (Powerchina) to develop wind power plants in Indonesia.
The two parties signed an MoU to carry out joint feasibility development of wind energy potential in Indonesia last week.
PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo said that the collaboration with Powerchina was PLN’s effort to continue to encourage the energy transition, in the context of mitigating the climate change crisis and reducing carbon emissions, including exploring potential renewable energy sources.
“We are together facing the challenge of the climate change crisis. For this reason, we are committed to building a strong partnership to turn this challenge into an opportunity,” said Darmawan in a press release, quoted on Tuesday (14/11/2023).
Darmawan explained that the estimated total wind energy potential throughout Indonesia reaches 155 gigawatts (GW).
Apart from developing wind potential, the two parties also agreed on other development studies, namely studies on the construction of offshore wind-powered plants in the Indian and Pacific Oceans as well as other clean energy-based plants, such as hydro, biomass, solar and wave power.
“We already have the numbers so with this collaboration, the potential will be unlimited,” said Darmawan.
PLN NP President Director Ruly Firmansyah added that the collaboration with Powerchina is part of the PLN Group’s efforts to help the Indonesian government achieve the net zero emissions target by 2060.
“This collaboration does not only promise success from a business perspective. However, it will have a broader impact at the global level and has the potential to change the face of the energy industry,” said Ruly.
Meanwhile, Vice President Director of Powerchina International Group Limited Zhou Jiayi said that his party is committed to the success of various projects to increase the renewable energy mix in Indonesia together with PLN.
He is optimistic that this collaboration will continue considering that Powerchina has had many collaborations with PLN.
Although Jiayi admitted that in this collaboration his party encountered quite a lot of challenges from a geographical perspective, thanks to the strong commitment of each party and adequate technology, all of these challenges could be overcome.
“Hopefully, soon we will test together and work on several additional strategies to increase the use of renewable energy in Indonesia,” said Jiayi. (AT Network)
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