In a groundbreaking development for the renewable energy sector, Gentari International Renewables Pte Ltd and Gurin Energy Pte Ltd have secured conditional approval from Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) for their cross-border renewable energy project. The project, orchestrated through their joint venture entity, Vanda RE Pte Ltd, entails a 300MW (0.3GW) power generation initiative on Indonesia’s Riau Islands. This project marks a significant step forward in the collaborative efforts of the Singapore and Indonesian governments to establish a green electricity trading corridor between the two nations.
Gentari International Renewables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia’s prominent clean energy solutions company, Gentari Sdn Bhd, joins forces with Gurin Energy, a Singapore based renewable energy firm, in this pioneering venture. These companies are among the privileged five entities granted conditional approvals, signifying the pivotal role they will play in the region’s renewable energy landscape.
Vanda RE’s mission is to supply the Singaporean market with 300MW of reliable, non-intermittent clean energy commencing in 2027. The project’s foundation rests upon an impressive 2,000MW of solar photovoltaic installed capacity and is fortified by approximately 4,400MWh of battery storage, ranking it among the largest planned projects of its kind worldwide. Vanda RE’s conditional approval marks a continuation of the governmental collaboration between Singapore and Indonesia within the energy sector.
Gentari’s Chief Renewables Officer, Low Kian Min, expressed enthusiasm for this milestone achievement, stating, “This approval from the EMA will further strengthen Gentari and Gurin Energy’s commitment to transforming the energy landscape in Southeast Asia and fostering a more sustainable future. In the dynamic renewables sector, we rely on robust policies, frameworks, and strong partnerships to scale our projects to reduce carbon footprints across borders. We’re delighted to be part of this initiative to generate progress towards creating a sustainable world for all.