Jakarta – PT PLN (Persero) started operating the largest floating solar power plant (PLTS) that PLN has ever built with a capacity of 561 kilowatt peak (kWp).The plant is located in the Tambak Lorok area, Semarang, Central Java.
President Director of PT PLN (Persero), Darmawan Prasodjo said, the construction of this floating solar power plant was operated by PLN Indonesia Power (PLN IP), a subsidiary of PLN. “This floating solar power plant is part of a construction with a total of 920 kWp in several buildings of the PLN IP Semarang Power Generation Unit (PGU) Gas and Steam Power Generation Complex,” he said in an official statement.
PLN will no longer make new contracts for the construction of coal-fired power plants. Instead, PLN began building new and renewable energy (NRE)-based power plants as the company’s big strategy is to shift away from fossil-based generators to NRE generators.
President Director of PLN Indonesia Power, Edwin Nugraha Putra said, the construction of this solar power plant is a commitment by PLN IP and its subsidiary, PT Indo Energi Hijau in realising energy transition in Indonesia.
“This floating solar power plant was built on a one hectare water pond with a construction time of 8 months. In the first year, this solar power plant will produce environmentally friendly electricity of 1.4 million kWh per year and contribute to reducing CO2 gas emissions by up to 1,304 tons/year,” explained Edwin. (Hartatik)
Banner photo: PT PLN (Persero) through its subsidiary PLN Indonesia Power (PLN IP) has successfully operated the largest floating solar power plant in Indonesia. (Source: PLN)