Masdar, EDF Renewables and partners eye 1.2 GW of solar in Indonesia for power exports to Singapore

Jan 19, 2022 02:15 PM ET
  • Indonesia might host approximately 1.2 GW of solar PV that would certainly export electricity to Singapore as part of new propositions put forward by a coalition of 4 international firms.
Masdar, EDF Renewables and partners eye 1.2 GW of solar in Indonesia for power exports to Singapore
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Abu Dhabi-headquartered renewables business Masdar claimed it has actually authorized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with France's EDF Renewables, Singapore-based power vendor Tuas Power and PT Indonesia Power to establish a partnership focused on exporting power to Singapore.

Singapore's trade as well as industry priest revealed in October that the city-state is intending to import as much as 4GW of electricity by 2035, standing for around one-third of its overall supply, as the nation's Energy Market Authority issued a request for propositions to assign distributors to import and also sell around 1.2 GW of electricity.

The contract between the 4 companies imagines the development of solar centers with an incorporated capability of as long as 1.2 GW along with connected energy storage. The companions supplied no details on a timeframe for the projects.

" Singapore has actually identified the requirement to diversify its energy mix, and is wanting to other nations to help it on its clean energy journey," stated Jamal Abdulla AlSuwaidi, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Singapore.

Another consortium of companies led by solar programmer and also owner Sunseap Group signed an MOU in October to create 7GWp of PV projects in Indonesia that will certainly send energy to Singapore through a subsea cable. The consortium is intending to achieve economies of scale by attaching solar projects from numerous Indonesian islands, consisting of a 2.2 GWp floating PV plant prepared for the island of Batam.

Indonesian authorities last year advised a course for transmission cables to travel through the nation's waters for the Australia-Asia PowerLink project, which would transfer renewable resource from Australia to Singapore. The infrastructure project might feature 17-- 20GWp of solar generation as well as an energy storage system between 36-- 42GWh in size to be mounted in Australia's Northern Territory, according to Sun Cable, the company behind the proposals.

Singapore's renewables ramp-up saw the nation inaugurate its very first utility-scale floating PV setup last year, the 60MWp Tengeh Floating Solar Farm, the construction of which was profiled in a recent article for our quarterly journal PV Tech Power.

For Masdar, the development of the coalition follows the business going into the Indonesian market in 2020, producing a joint endeavor with PT PJBI, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state power company PT PLN, to create a 145MWac floating PV plant in the country. With construction work beginning last year, the Cirata plant is expected to start business operation in Q4 2022.

On the most up to date coalition, Masdar chief executive officer Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said: "We are totally positive that this ambitious initiative will be a crucial action towards developing a greener and also more sustainable future for both Indonesia, Singapore and also without a doubt the larger area."

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