Conergy, one of the leading international solar energy service providers globally, today announced that the company has entered an agreement with PT. Buana Energy Surya Persada and PT. Indo Solusi Utama to build three 1-megawatt ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) power facilities that will generate electricity for three towns within the East Nusa Tenggara Province: in Sumba, Ende and Maumere. This contract marks the first large scale project of Conergy in Indonesia.
Conergy will be responsible for the engineering, planning, design as well as the component supply for the power plants. On-ground construction and installation in Sumba will be handled by PT. Buana Energy Surya Persada while the Ende and Maumere areas will be covered by PT. Indo Solusi Utama. The entire project is expected to be completed and will be fully operational in the first half of 2016.
Mr. Rico Syah Alam, President and CEO of PT. Buana Energy Surya Persada said, “Energy is one of the most crucial infrastructure elements that will influence the development of a country. The fast growth of the Indonesian population and industry encourages the government to develop more power capacity in order to fulfill the increasing electricity demand. With our green investment plan in solar energy, we commit to support the government in realizing its 35,000 MW energy program. With full support from Conergy, we are very proud to build the very first Photovoltaic power plant in Indonesia and show the world how great is the potential of solar energy in Indonesia.”
“This is our strategic moment to realize our expectations and goals, especially with respect to the development of solar power in Indonesia. PT Indo Solusi Utama and Conergy have developed a good relationship in communicating and brainstorming on our plans for solar energy. Conergy’s professional work ethic and good team work has supported PT Indo Solusi Utama to actualize our company vision and mission. Considering the bigger picture, I am confident that with this solid collaboration to develop renewable energy sources in Indonesia, it will facilitate growth in the local economy,” added Rici Cakra Perwira, President and CEO of Indo Solusi Utama.
“With the AEC (Asean Economic Community) approaching, ASEAN nations will be opening up their economies, creating a more connected global market than ever before. As the region’s largest and most populous economy, Indonesia’s efforts in further improving its competitiveness and supporting the growth of critical infrastructure will be fundamental to the success of the AEC. Indonesia is a large country blessed with abundant sources of renewable energy. Harnessing these resources will contribute to building the country’s energy supplies and will facilitate growth and development in the economy. For this reason, we very much look forward to working with PT. Buana Energy Surya Persada and PT. Indo Solusi Utama to bring these solar plants to the areas in Indonesia that need them the most and make an impact on these communities in East Nusa Tenggara,” said Alexander Lenz, President, Conergy Asia & Middle East.
Sumba Island, an island in East Nusa Tenggara Province is one of the less developed areas in Indonesia. Currently almost half of the Sumba Island residents do not have access to electricity, with 85% of the island’s electricity sourced from diesel.
Meanwhile, renewable energy resources in Sumba Island, Ende and Maumere are abundant. By harnessing these sustainable sources for power generation, the increased availability of affordable electricity can make a positive impact on the livelihoods and the overall quality of life of the local communities. Once the 3 new solar power facilities are operational, Sumba, Ende and Maumere will each be supplied with more than 1400 MWh of electricity per year. With average household electricity consumption levels at 10 kwh/month, the equivalent of more than 35 thousand households will have access to electricity in the near future.
“Conergy is very excited to enter Indonesia’s emerging and fast-growing solar market to grow our global footprint and at the same time make a positive impact in the growth and development of solar energy in the country. Besides improving the quality of life of the people, solar power can significantly decrease the use of fossil fuels, making a sizeable contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions, thereby contributing to the creation of a more sustainable environment in Indonesia,” Lenz added.