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Jakarta Post

World's largest solar power plant project in West Java faces delays

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman¬†

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 7, 2019   /  09:36 pm
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Engineers work on a solar panel.(Shutterstock/File)

It is back to square one for a development plan to build the world’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in West Java, as the government has decided to drop out of a deal that was made with the United Arab Emirates. Plans were in place for solar PV panels to be jointly installed on 43,000 hectares of the Cirata Dam in Purwakarta by state electricity company PLN and renewable energy company Masdar of the UAE. PLN and Masdar, representing their respective countries, inked in 2017 two agreements on the project, the construction of which was initially to begin in the second half of this year.  However, the Indonesian government said recently the deal must be dropped and the project must go through a tender process – not a direct appointment – to find a partner for PLN. Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar confirmed th...