Indonesia gets solar PV lab equipment from Switzerland

Indonesia, through the Human Resources Development Center for Electricity, New and Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation (PPSDM KEBTKE), has received a grant of solar photovoltaic (PV) laboratory equipment from the Switzerland government.

“PPSDM KEBTKE strongly supports the renewable energy skills development (RESD) cooperation between BPSDM ESDM (Human Resources Development Agency of Energy and Mineral Resources) and SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs),” PPSDM KEBTKE head Albertus Susetyo Edi Prabowo said here on Wednesday.

An agreement on the handover of the equipment was signed by Prabowo and Martin Stottele, the RESD project leader.

The grant consists of portable solar PV equipment, rooftop ground mounts, pole mounts, and other supporting infrastructure.

Prabowo expressed his appreciation for the grant of the equipment by the Swiss government and the provision of other technical support for organizing a training program for solar power plant (PLTS) technicians in 2023.

“PPSDM KEBTKE is committed to supporting the Indonesian government’s program toward clean and sustainable energy, especially in terms of the availability of competent workers with technical capabilities that are based on industry needs,” he said.

Meanwhile, Stottele said that the grant of PV equipment to PPSDM KEBTKE is a form of support from Switzerland for Indonesia in implementing the energy transition program that is targeting a renewable energy mix of 23 percent by 2025.

The RESD project is being conducted in collaboration with PPSDM KEBTKE, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, and four vocational and productivity training centers under the Manpower Ministry.

The four training centers are located in the Ambon, Banda Aceh, East Lombok, and Ternate regions of Indonesia.

RESD is a development cooperation between Indonesia and Switzerland that aims to create a competent workforce in the fields of planning, design, construction and installation, inspection and commissioning, supervision, operation, and maintenance of solar power plants, solar-diesel hybrid power plants, and hydroelectric power plants.


Source: Antara News

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