Sembcorp Industries to Develop 1 GW Solar cum Storage Project in Indonesia

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Sembcorp Industries will develop a large-scale integrated solar and energy storage facility in Indonesia, the company announced on Monday.

Sembcorp has signed an exclusive joint development agreement with utility company PLN Batam and Indonesian renewable energy developer Trisurya Mitra Bersama (Suryagen) to carry out the project.

The project will be generating 1 GW of solar power and consist of a large-scale energy storage system.

Sembcorp’s group president and chief executive Wong Kim Yin said the project “will mark yet another step in Sembcorp’s transition from brown to green, while contributing to the region’s energy transition”.

“Sembcorp has been a long-term partner to Indonesia and aims to develop more renewable energy projects in the market to contribute to Indonesia’s energy transition,” said the company.

Indonesia is aiming to achieve a renewable energy mix of 23 % by 2025, up from 11 % currently. It recently announced up to 4.7 GW of new solar capacity by 2030 under a national electricity procurement plan.

This project will support the clean energy needs of two markets, as the renewable power generated onsite will meet the clean energy needs of the local communities and has been proposed to be transmitted into Singapore via subsea cables.

The project, which is expected to support about 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in Indonesia and Singapore during the construction phase, is in line with Singapore’s plan to harness regional clean energy sources and could potentially contribute significantly to the Republic’s transition to a clean energy future, Sembcorp said in a statement.

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