Hydrogen – ACWA Energy to broaden Indonesian portfolio by way of partnership with PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)

The MoU was signed on the B20/G20 Summit in Bali and coincided with the state go to of HRH Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Saudi Arabia, to Indonesia. Signatories included PLN CEO, Darmawan Prasodjo and ACWA Energy Vice Chairman and CEO, Paddy Padmanathan. The settlement was signed within the presence of Vice Minister of Ministry of State-Owned Enterprise of Indonesia, Mr. Pahala N. Mansury; Commissioner of PLN and Director Normal of Electrical energy of Ministry of Power and Mineral Assets of Indonesia, Mr. Dadan Kusdiana; and Director of Indonesia Funding Promotion Heart, Abu Dhabi UAE, Mr. Mohammad R.S. Iwan Ungsi.

In response to the phrases of the MoU, ACWA Energy and PLN will collectively examine a number of avenues of partnership which embody: a undertaking examine for pump storage for a 600-800 MW hydroelectricity facility; investigating the potential for a 4 GW battery power storage system and the event of a inexperienced hydrogen/ammonia facility that’s powered by hydroelectricity. 

The settlement lays out a transparent pipeline of renewable power and technological growth for ACWA Energy throughout the nation and entails a transparent capability constructing mandate for PLN’s staff.

“As a nation that’s quick monitoring financial progress, Indonesia is focussed on advancing sustainable growth by strategic partnerships” mentioned Paddy Padmanathan, Chief Govt Officer and Vice Chairman of ACWA Energy. “With the signing of this in depth renewable power and inexperienced hydrogen MoU with PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), we’re delighted to increase our collaboration and strengthen our presence within the nation. We sit up for partnering with the federal government in guaranteeing that its renewable power targets are realised.”

Indonesia’s Nationwide Normal Power Plan states that 23 p.c of the nation’s energy ought to be generated by way of renewable power sources by 2025. PLN is the Republic’s sole purchaser of electrical energy produced by unbiased energy initiatives, together with energy produced from renewable power initiatives. As of final yr, the enterprise owns or operates practically two-thirds of Indonesia’s energy era business, which is roughly 65.5GW of electrical energy.

“Coping with local weather change will not be solely a problem to protect the setting, but additionally a enterprise alternative” added Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director and CEO of PLN. “Sooner or later, there might be many PLN agendas within the power transition that require the collaboration of all events. ACWA Energy and PLN have constructed a really sturdy, long-term and productive partnership.”

ACWA Energy entered Indonesia this yr, as PLN awarded the corporate two contracts to develop floating photo voltaic photovoltaic vegetation in October 2022.

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