Germany based solar developer ib vogt, has secured an order for a cluster of 48 projects as part of Pt PLN (Persero)’s Diesel Replacement Program in Indonesia. Under this program, ib vogt will implement a blend of solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS) across regions including Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Madura. These projects aim to diminish Indonesia’s dependence on diesel-generated power in smaller, isolated grids by introducing clean and dependable solar energy sources.
It may be noted that the tenders for the project were issued earlier in 2023 by PLN, this program encompasses the delivery of a total of 60MWp of solar capacity and 175MWh of storage capacity. These installations will supply power to PLN under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
David Ludwig, Managing Director of ib vogt APAC, expressed satisfaction at ib vogt’s selection by PLN for this groundbreaking initiative. He emphasised that the program aligns with their past experiences in Indonesia, particularly in developing and constructing utility-scale solar projects.
As per the statement, in collaboration with its partner, Nusantara Power, ib vogt will execute and manage these systems across the Indonesian archipelago. The firm will be responsible for project financing, providing EPC-Management, and offer Asset Management services. The construction is slated to commence in early 2025. “This venture bolsters ib vogt APAC’s late-stage development pipeline, aiming to achieve a construction and operational capacity of 1GW by 2026,” said the note.