PLN Nusantara Power, an Indonesian state-owned electricity generator and Abu Dhabi-based Masdar will collaborate to expand the Cirata Floating PV (FPV) power plant in West Java in Indonesia by up to 500MW.
The UAE Embassy of Indonesia hosted the ceremony at the UAE-Indonesia Economic Forum to deepen the clean energy partnership between the two nations.
It is reported that the Cirata floating PV power plant on the Cirata Reservoir in West Java, Indonesia, is scheduled to start generating 145 MW by the end of this year.
The companies did not disclose information about the completion of the expanded second phase of the project. In January 2020, Masdar said that it had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, a government-owned electric utility, to build what it claimed would be Southeast Asia’s largest floating PV project.
Commenting on this, Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said, “The UAE and Indonesia share a common vision of achieving sustainable development and realize that renewables are at the heart of this vision. Such partnerships feed into our priorities for COP28, where the energy transition will be front and center with a concerted push to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030.”