First Time, Indonesia Now Has Electric Wind Power As many as 30 Tower Capacity 75 MW
By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, July 02 2018 - 22:30 IWST
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INDUSTRY.co.id - Sidenreng Rappang - On this afternoon the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignatius Jonan will accompany President Joko Widodo to inaugurate and groundbreak the six Sulawesi Electricity Infrastructure Projects. The location of the inauguration was centered in Mattirotasi Village, Watangpulu Subdistrict, Sidenreng Rappang Regency, South Sulawesi Province.
Infrastructure Project Inaugurated electricity and groundbreaking on this day total capacity is 757 megawatts (MW) with an investment value of more than US $ 1.168 billion. The infrastructure project also absorbs up to 4,480 workers from construction to operational. The power plant is part of the 35,000 MW electricity program.
Quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Monday (2/7/2018) mentioned, the availability of adequate electricity will drive the wheel of development and investment that has been centralized in the western part of Indonesia shifted to the east.
Some of the inaugurated Power Station is Sidenreng Rappang (Sidrap) Power Plant (PLTB) capacity of 75 MW, Punagaya Steam Power Plant (PLTU), 2x100 MW capacity and PowerPort Independent Power Producer (IPP) Jeneponto 2x135 MW Capacity Expansion
Meanwhile, the groundbreaking power plant is PLTU Sulsel Barru 2 with capacity of 100 MW, Gas Station Gas Station (PLTMG) Luwuk with 40 MW capacity, and Tolo PLTB, Jeneponto with 72 MW capacity.
Sidrap I PLTB is the first commercial scale wind power plant in Indonesia. Completion of the construction of this project is carried out within 2.5 years (August 2015 s.d. March 2018).
A total of 30 windmills with a tower height of 80 meters and a propeller length of 57 meters, each drive a 2.5 MW turbine. Sidrap I PLTB has been in operation by the end of March 2018 and can flow more than 70,000 electricity customers with 900 VA power. Domestic component level (TKDN) of PLTB Sidrap I reaches 40%.
The inauguration of the Sidrap I PLTB is the government's commitment to realize the New and Renewable Energy (EBT) primary energy mix of 23% by 2025. In addition, the inauguration of power infrastructure projects also shows the Government's performance to continue working to meet the electrification ratio in Indonesia.
The national electrification ratio is currently around 96.6%, while electrification ratio in South Sulawesi Province has reached more than 99%.
As is known, National electrification ratio target until 2019 more than 99%. In addition, the Government also ensures no increase in electricity tariffs until 2019.