Sidrap I PLTB is Scheduled to be Fully Operational by the nd of January 2018

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, November 30 2017 - 19:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The 75 megawatt (MW) Sidrap I coal-fired power plant (PLTB) is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of January 2018. UPC Renewable Chief Environmental Officer Kevin Dobson said the Sidrap PLTB requires an investment of US $ 150 billion or equivalent to Rp2.02 trillion.

"We start commissioning mid-December, is expected to end of January 2018 can be fully operational. Currently the rainy season, so very influential," said Kevin in Jakarta, Thursday (30/11/2017).

Sidrap PLTB is expected to increase the supply of electricity in the region Sulselrabar. Currently, the electricity condition of Sulselrabar region reaches 1,250 MW and peak load reaches 1,050 MW.

The Sidrap coal-fired power plant project is the largest PLTB in Indonesia under a consortium consisting of UPC Renewables Asia I, UPC Renewables Asia III, Sunedison and Binatek Renewable Energy. The electricity from PLTB Sidrap will be sold to PT PLN (Persero) at US $ 11.7 cents per kWh.

The number of turbine projects Sidrap PLTB there are 30, with each turbine with a capacity of 2.5 MW. The turbine has a height of 80 meters, and a propeller length of about 57 meters which is supplied from a Spanish company, Gamesa.

Not only Sidrap, UPC will also develop wind power plants in various regions in Indonesia. The study results from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) reported that Indonesia has the potential of wind energy that can generate electricity up to 1.6 Gigawatt (GW) or 1,600 MW. This is the result of a study conducted in 10 provinces.

"Renewable energy investments in Indonesia are very attractive, we expect government support with consistency in regulatory implementation," Kevin said. (DE)

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