SIG Completes Pilot Project To Install 10 kW Solar Panels in Many Plants in Indonesia


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State-owned cement company PT Semen Indonesia (SIG) is supporting the government’s efforts to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2060 through the use of new renewable energy (EBT) Stated.


“We have completed a pilot project to install 10 kW (kW) solar panels in many plants, including the Plant Operations Group Head (GHoPO) of the Tuban Plant Complex, Semen Padang Production Site, and Semen Tonasa. Solar panels are running well and producing electrical energy to run factory equipment at each site,” said the SIG’s corporate secretary, Vita Mahreyni.

“Since 2021, we have implemented several programs as part of the SIG Sustainability Initiative to help reduce carbon emissions,” she said.

In addition, she said, the company is stepping up its use of renewable energy by installing solar panels.

SIG’s commitment to the 2060 carbon-neutral program was highlighted by the signing of a MoU in cooperation with the Indonesian flag-owned vessel PT Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia’s State Classification Authority, she added.

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The memorandum was signed by Donny Arsal, president of SIG, and Rudiyanto, president of BKI, and was witnessed by Pahala Nugraha Mansury, the first deputy minister of state-owned enterprises, Mahreyni said.

SIG is also using waste heat recovery power generation (WHRPG) technology at its Tuban and Indalun plant sites to convert waste heat from the combustion process into renewable energy, Mahreyni said.

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