Masdar, PLN NP Agrees To Develop Solar Plant In Indonesia


The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC - Masdar and PLN Nusantara Power (PLN NP) have inked an agreement to expand by up to 500MW Phase II of the successful Cirata floating photovoltaic (FPV) power plant in Indonesia, making it Southeast Asia's largest FPV plant. UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, and Indonesia's Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan were present at the signing event.

Also in attendance were the UAE Ambassador to Indonesia and ASEAN Abdulla Salem Obaid Al Dhaheri; and Indonesia’s Ambassador to the UAE Husin Bagis. The ceremony was held at the UAE-Indonesia Economic Forum hosted by the UAE Embassy of Indonesia to deepen the clean energy partnership between the two nations, as per ANI.

The first 145MW phase of the revolutionary floating PV project, which is located in the gorgeous Cirata reservoir in West Java, Indonesia, is set to go online later this year. A recent legislative reform from Indonesia's Ministry of Public Works and Housing now enables up to 20% water coverage for renewable energy usage, opening up the Cirata extension to 500MW in addition to the 145MW planned to be operational this year.

The UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure said, “The UAE and Indonesia share a common vision of achieving sustainable development and realize that renewables are at the heart of this vision. I am pleased to see that this partnership has been taken to the next level. Such partnerships feed into our priorities for COP28, where the energy transition will be front and center with a concerted push to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030.”

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