PLN, PowerChina assess Indonesia’s wind energy potential

Jakarta – To encourage energy transition, PT PLN (Persero), through its sub-holding PLN Nusantara Power (NP), has established a strategic partnership with Powerchina International Group Limited (PowerChina), PLN officials said. This collaboration aims to accelerate the development of new renewable energy (NRE) in Indonesia, especially in exploring the potential of wind energy.

PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo noted the importance of this collaboration in addressing the climate change crisis and reducing carbon emissions. According to him, Indonesia has 155 Gigawatts (GW) of wind energy potential, which needs to be maximally explored. “The cooperation with Powerchina is a manifestation of PLN’s efforts to continue encouraging energy transition,” he said in a written statement.

In addition to wind energy development, the MoU covers feasibility studies for the construction of offshore wind power plants in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and other renewable energy-based plants such as hydro, biomass, solar and wave power.

Ruly Firmansyah, President Director of PLN NP, added that this collaboration supports the Indonesian government’s target to achieve net zero emissions by 2060. “This collaboration not only impacts business success but also has the potential to change the face of the energy industry globally,” added Ruly.

Vice President Director of Powerchina International Group Limited, Zhou Jiayi, emphasised that the company is committed to supporting renewable energy projects in Indonesia with PLN. Zhou is optimistic that this collaboration will continue to grow, given the history of cooperation established between Powerchina and PLN.

“Although we face geographical challenges, with strong commitment and adequate technology, we are confident that we can overcome all obstacles. We look forward to joint trials and designing additional strategies to increase the utilisation of renewable energy in Indonesia,” Zhou said. (Hartatik)

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