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Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR) with its partner Pertamina New & Renewable Energy (Pertamina NRE) will start a series of processes for the construction of a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) to support carbon emission reductions and support the government’s target to accelerate the energy transition and energy mix targets from New and Renewable Energy (EBT). The PLTS as a whole will occupy an area of 28.16 hectares in three locations, namely Rumbai, Duri and Dumai Camp and is expected to be able to produce 25 Mega Watts to support operational activities in WK Rokan.
The PLTS construction was marked by a groundbreaking event attended by Pertamina (Persero) Director of Logistics and Infrastructure Mulyono, Pertamina NRE Commissioner David Bingei, Pertamina NRE CEO Dannif Danusaputro, PT PHR President Director Jaffee A. Suardin, Pertamina NRE Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development Fadli Rahman, Director of Projects and Operations for Pertamina NRE Norman Ginting and Head of SKK Migas Sumbagut Representative, Rikky Rahmat Firdaus.
“This PLTS project is a role model and one of the largest in Indonesia. The PLTS which is expected to produce 25 MW is part of Pertamina’s plan to reach 200 MW. Through the construction of this PLTS, WK Rokan gains an efficiency of USD 5 million,” said Mulyono.
“Solar energy as a new renewable energy is not just a global trend adopted in Indonesia. The transition to sustainable green energy is a priority for the country,” said Jaffee at the opening of the event. “PHR in this case participates in supporting the government’s target through the Grand National Energy Strategy to accelerate the energy transition and the target of the energy mix from New and Renewable Energy (EBT) by 23% by 2025 and achieving net-zero emissions in 2060 with a medium-term of 29%. -41% in 2030”.
“This strategic collaboration is a form of Pertamina Group’s commitment to start the energy transition from home and contribute to government programs. PLTS WK Rokan will be one of Pertamina’s clean energy showcases at the G20 event. Pertamina NRE will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders to realize a sustainable energy transition,” said Dannif in his remarks.
Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR) and Pertamina NRE signed a memorandum of understanding on November 15, 2021, for the plan to provide a Solar Power Plant for Pertamina’s Rokan working area, where Pertamina NRE and PHR have collaborated together to carry out a feasibility study of the first phase of the project which proved not to interfere with reliability. PHR electrical system. This project will also optimize the use of domestic components in accordance with government regulations regarding TKDN.
Indonesia has the advantage of a geographical location that has the potential for solar energy. Solar panels with photovoltaic technology will be installed using two methods, namely those on the ground ( ground-mounted ) and those on the roof of the building ( rooftop ). The captured solar energy is then converted through an inverter so that the electrical energy is then used in the Rokan WK.
Through this PLTS, the expected impact is not only reducing carbon emissions by 23,000 tons per year but also reducing the use of fuel gas by 352 MMSCF per year and saving operating costs of US$ 4.3 million per year. In addition, PLTS also helps reduce global warming which can lead to climate change.
As part of Pertamina’s Upstream Subholding, PHR continues to adhere to its commitment to implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in managing its business. Pertamina took a big role in the G20 Indonesia presidency where Pertamina’s President Director Nicke Widyawati served as Chair of Task Force Energy, Sustainability, and Climate (ESC) from Business 20 (B20), which is a space for international business dialogue that is part of the important agenda of the G20.