Indonesian power company PLN Nusantara Power has launched a tender to develop a 100MW floating solar project in central East Java.
While details are few, PLN Nusantara announced earlier in January its “pre-qualification process for a strategic partner selection process”. Designed to identify potential partners but not requiring a binding offer or partnership, interested parties must already have expressed interest in partnering to develop solar projects with the utility.
The so-called Karangkates Floating Photovoltaic Solar Power plant will have a capacity of 100MW and, given its name, would appear set to be located on the Karangkates reservoir located in the south of East Java.
Indonesia currently has very little renewable generation.
Reliant on fossil fuels, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported early last year that Indonesia’s energy mix was 63% coal, 18% natural gas, with only 7% hydroelectric and 10% non-hydro renewable energy (which is predominantly geothermal and biofuels).
In terms of ambition, Indonesia’s roadmap targets 23% renewables by 2025, 28% by 2038, and 31% by 2050.
[Joshua S Hill]
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