The Jakarta Post
Global energy producer Electricite de France (EDF) Group has announced that it is collaborating with four Indonesian companies to develop power plants in the country that would run on renewable energy.
The four companies are state-owned electricity company PLN, PLN subsidiary PT Indonesia Power, PT Kencana Energi Dunia and PT Adaro Energy.
Marianne Leigneau, the senior executive vice president of international division at EDF, said in Jakarta on Thursday that the collaboration with local companies was an effort to prove that EDF had the capacity to develop renewable energy in Indonesia.
“Although we are here only for one year, we have started to have several cooperation and project opportunities. We want to show that Indonesia could rely on EDF to develop ecologically friendly energy,” she told a press conference on Friday, kompas.com reported.
For example, in the agreement with Adaro, Leigneau said, EDF would develop power plants that source their energy from a combination of biomass and solar energy.
She added that the project was being tested on an island with a population of 5,000.
EDF Indonesia chief representative director Frederic Fontan said that the power plants would supply electricity to both households and industry.
He added that EDF was carrying out feasibility studies with PLN and Indonesia Power to develop power plants that would source solar and hydro energies for islands and remote areas.
Fontan declined to reveal the projects' investment value, saying it would depend on the results of the feasibility studies. (bbn)