Indonesia state utility PLN inks 14 clean energy deals during COP28


Indonesia's state power firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said it had signed 14 agreements with various institutions during the COP28 climate summit to transition to cleaner energy.

(Photo: PLN)

The deals cover plans to develop renewable energy ecosystems, shut down coal power plants ahead of schedule and provide worker training programs, PLN said in a statement on Dec. 15.

A deal with France's Hydrogen de France calls for building a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid power plant in Indonesia, PLN said.

The utility company also agreed with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) to develop transmission grid interconnection and a smart grid in Indonesia.

PLN Nusantara Power, a unit of PLN, agreed with Singapore's Sembcorp Utilities to develop solar power plants in Nusantara, Indonesia's new capital city, and with Korean Hydro & Nuclear Power to explore a pre-feasibility study for a nuclear power plant in Indonesia utilizing small modular reactor technology.

Darmawan Prasodjo, PLN Chief Executive, said, "As the driving force of Indonesia’s energy transition, PLN is aware that we will not be able to carry out climate change mitigation efforts alone." 

Indonesia currently relies heavily on coal for its power capacity, but PLN has pledged to shift to cleaner energy. The firm aims to build an additional 31.6 GW of renewable power capacity from 2024 to 2033.

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