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Norwegian company to build $70m solar plant in touristy Labuhan Bajo

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 10, 2020   /  03:31 pm
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A number of tourist ships parked at Labuan Bajo Port in Komodo district, West Manggarai, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.(thejakartapost.com/Markus Makur)

Oslo-based multinational Scatec Solar plans to build a 70 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Labuan Bajo, a famous tourist destination in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The $70 million plants are five times bigger than Indonesia's current largest solar PV plant, the 15MW Likupang solar farm in North Sulawesi. A developer plans to begin developing the 100 hectare Labuan Bajo farm later this year and starts its operation by 2022, a year before the province is slated to host a G20 summit. "In Asia, our biggest operating country is Malaysia. Next in development is Vietnam and Indonesia," Scatec’s Southeast Asia representative Jeevaneswaran “Jeevan” Ramoo told The Jakarta Post on Monday (9/3). Scatec is among several renewable companies investing in the renewable energy industry of Southeast Asia’s largest economy that attracted $1.5 billi...