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Jakarta Post

Renewable power plant projects continue despite pandemic

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 1 2020   /  01:00 am
Koto Panjang hydro power plant in Kampar regency, Riau.(JP/Rizal Harahap)

The development of West Java’s Cirata solar power plant and North Kalimantan’s Kayan hydropower plant is moving forward despite the ongoing pandemic. The two plants are nearing the construction phase, bringing Indonesia closer to a boost in its green energy capacity. Cirata is currently preparing its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) plans, the last phase before beginning construction, said Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry renewables director Harris on Tuesday. Read also: Thorcon, Defense Ministry to cooperate on thorium nuclear reactor The 145 megawatt (MW) floating solar plant, backed by Abu Dhabi-based energy company Masdar, will be the largest solar power plant in Indonesia. The plant has nearly ten times the capacity of Indonesia’s current largest solar plant, the 15 MW Likupang plant in North Sulawesi. “We hope the EPC c...