Sun Cable to invest $2.58 billion to develop AAPowerLink section in Indonesia

Sun Cable will invest $2.58 billion in Indonesia as a part of its Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink) project.

Under this project, the firm will use a subsea cable to deliver electricity from a 20 GWp solar farm in Australia to Singapore. The investment includes $530 million to $1 billion in direct investment and $1.58 billion in operational costs during the project’s lifetime. The proposed route of the transmission cables and a subsea survey permit have received clearance from the Government of Indonesia.Power will be generated in this project from a solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Australia’s Northern Territory and a 36-42 GWh energy storage facility. The electricity will be exported via a 4,200 km undersea high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission cable system from Darwin to Singapore. The power link’s transmission cables will run through Indonesian water. It is due to become operational after 2028. The produced power will be used locally in Darwin and supplied to Singapore to cover up to 15 per cent of the country’s electricity demand.

 

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