Pertamina: Renewable Energy is the Future of Energy for Indonesia

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Jakarta (Greeners) – To support government’s program “Bright Indonesia”, PT Pertamina has committed to develop 1,000 MW solar power plants (SPP) in locations with low electricity ratio.

Director of PT Pertamina Dwi Sucipto said that the company has been associated only with oil and gas which were currently depleting. Meanwhile, the future of energy is renewable energy, he added.

“Pertamina is ready to develop 1,000 MW power plants fuelled by renewable energy for the next five years which is worth a total US$ 2 billion from Government Private Sector Cooperation. PT Pertamina is serious in developing renewable energy,” he said in Jakarta, on Monday (07/03).

Furthermore, PT Pertamina will also sign an agreement with State Electricity Company (PLN) to develop 50 MW SPP at Mandalika Special Economic Area in West Nusa Tenggara. PT Pertamina will invest in the program while PLN will buy the electricity.

In addition, the company will also cooperate with PT Energy Management Indonesia to do energy audit which will serve as the baseline for the company’s energy conservation programs.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said added that PT Pertamina’s commitment will support government’s efforts to encourage renewable energy in the country.

“This is good. If there’s pricing problem, the ministry will interfere to ensure the continuity of the program, especially on remote areas of eastern parts of Indonesia,” said Sudirman.

Reports by Danny Kosasih

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