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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), a state-owned energy producer signed three agreements energy power generation from renewable energy with three energy companies Independent Power Producers (IPP) of France, said Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) on Monday (12/12).

The signing of the Letter of Intent (LoI) electricity generation from renewable energy between PLN with three energy companies Independent Power Producers (IPP) of France witnessed by Minister of EMR Ignatius Jonan on the sidelines of the summit One Planet in Paris, France.

The three power plants will generate a total of 170 megawatts (MW), with an investment of US$336.9 million. According to the statement, Tanah Laut fired plant in South Kalimantan province with a capacity of 70 MW with consortium developer Pace Energy pte. Ltd and PT Juvisk Tri Swarna, with an investment of $153.74 million.

Second, solar power plant Bali-1 in the Kubu district, Bali Province with a capacity of 50 MW by the developer consortium Equis Energy Indonesia and PT Infrastructure Renewable Fortuna, with an investment of $91.6 million.

While third,solar power plant Bali-2 in the Jembrana district, Bali Province with total capacity 50 MWp with the developer Akuo Energy Indonesia Ltd., with an investment of $91.6 million.

In his speech, Minister Jonan convey his praise Indonesian-French cooperation are realized with the commitment through the LoI in the electricity sector, prompting efforts to increase the renewable energy mix in Indonesia in achieving the target of 23 percent by 2025 and contribute to climate change action.

Previously PLN has announced will soon sign power purchase agreement (PPA) for nine renewable energy-based power plants with combined installed capacity of 640.65 MW. Director General for New, Renewable and Energy Conservation of MEMR Rida Mulyana said seven of the 9 power plants are micro hydro power plants. Meanwhile, the remaining two are geothermal power plant and hydro power plant.

The total investment to develop the nine power plants are quite significant, amounting to Rp20.413 trillion (US$1.51 billion). The commercial operation dates for the renewable energy power plants are scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

The nine power plants are as follows power plant Poso Peaker, Central Sulawesi with 515 MW capacity and total investment Rp11.12 trillion. Power plant Rantau Dadap in South Sumatera with capacity of 86 MW and investment Rp8.2 trillio

Others, power plant Bakal Semarak in North Sumatera with capacity of 5 MW and Rp 125.64 billion in investment, power plant Cibanteng in West Java with capacity of 4.2 MW and Rp 71.4 billion in investment, and power plant Cikaso 3 in West Java with capacity of 9.9 MW and Rp 182.21 billion in investment

Also, power plant Tanjungtirta in Central Java with capacity of 8 MW and investment of Rp 201.6 billion, power plant Kincang1 in Central Java with capacity of 0.35 MW and Rp 9.14 billion in investment, power plant Bone Bolango in Gorontalo with capacity of 9.9 MW and Rp 416.47 billion in investmen and power plant Koko Babak in Lombok with capacity of  2.3 MW and investment amounted to Rp 86.79 billion.

Meanwhile, total investment in renewable energy in the ten months to October has reached RP11.74 trillion, compared to Rp8.63 trillion in full year 2014, Rp13.96 trillion in 2015 and Rp21.25 trillion in 2016. In addition, the installed capacity of renewable energy power plants have also expanded. As much as 1,808.5 MW of geothermal power plants were added in the ten months to October, solar and micro hydro power plants 259.8 MW and bioenergy 1,812 MW.

Rida said the government has developed 471 units of renewable energy-based power plants with installed capacity of 38.9 MW (excluding geothermal energy), that helps lighten up villages and 67,000 households in remote areas.

Written by Linda Silaen, Email: linda.silaen@theinsiderstories.com