PLN and French companies sign agreements on renewable energy development

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian State-owned electricity company PT PLN and a number of French companies signed here on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding on development of renewable energy (EBT) in Indonesia.

Head of the Corporate Communication Unit of PLN I Made Suprateka said PLN is set to boost development of renewable energy in the country including through cooperation with foreign investors.

“A number of French companies are eager to be involved in building renewable energy based power generating facilities in the country,” Made said.

The MoU was signed between PLN and Think Smartgrids, PT Akuo Energy Indonesia, and Pace Energy Pte Ltd in front of French State Minister of Digital Industry and Innovation Christope Sirugue.

Think Smartgrids is an association of French experts in smart grids.

The MoU, signed by PLNs Planning Director Nicke Widyawati and Chairman of Think Smartgrids Philippe Monloubou, concern transfer of knowledge in planning and implementing smart grid to integrate renewable energy with the existing systems.

MoU between PLN and PT Akuo Energy Indonesia on feasibility study and analysis of system of using solar and wind energy was signed by Nicke Widyawati and President of AKI Christophe Moyon.

Another MoU between PLN and Pace Energy Pte Ltd on feasibility study on the use of solar and wind energy was signed by Nicke Widyawati and Director and CEO of Pace Michael Vawser.

Nicke said the signing of the MoU reflected the seriousness of PLN in reaching the target in the contribution of 23 percent of renewable energy to the national energy mix in 2025.

“Indonesia has big potential of renewable energy. We also plan to develop smart grids to increase penetration of renewable energy into PLNs networks and at the same time to strengthen the effectiveness of the countrys electricity systems,” she said.

Source: Antara News