PLN Group Inks Collaborative Agreements with Four Indonesian Startups
PLN Group entered into a partnership with four local startups, Kanggo, Rekosistem, Imajin, and Fresh Factory, on November 21 in Jakarta. These startups are participants in the Connext Powered by PLN program. PLN's director of corporate planning and business development, Hartanto Wibowo, stated in an official statement on November 26, 2023, that the signing of this collaboration agreement exemplifies PLN's dedication to becoming a hub for energy, electricity, and related startups. This move aims to enable companies to continually adjust to technological advancements and shifts in digital behavior in today's era.
Each of the four startups collaborates with various PLN subsidiaries. Fresh Factory teams up with PLN UID West Kalimantan and PLN Icon Plus to establish a cold chain warehouse network integrated with telematics technology, enhancing cold storage quality. Rekosistem, a waste-to-energy startup, partners with PLN Energy Management Indonesia to utilize waste as a fuel source for steam power plants, aiming to augment PLN's renewable energy composition.
Kanggo collaborates with PLN Icon Plus to offer carpentry service solutions through the Marketplace platform in the PLN Mobile application. On the other hand, Imajin works with PT Haleyora Power to aid small and medium-scale manufacturing businesses in leveraging PLN's advanced machinery to enhance the quality and local content level (TKDN) of Indonesian products. Hartanto anticipates that PLN's collaboration with these startups will offer solutions to local challenges. He expressed aspirations for greater programs in 2024 compared to 2023, aiming to establish a substantial foundation for Indonesian startup development within PLN's ecosystem.