PLN to spend USD700 million to increase solar capacity

Indonesia-based Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), a state-owned utility, is planning to install around 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, in a move to replace existing diesel power generators.

The project is estimated to cost around USD700 million. Details about the proposed solar projects and their expected commissioning have not been released. The move is part of a long-term plan to replace 1 GW of diesel power plants in Indonesia. By 2025, PLN also aims to expand its renewable energy capacity to 18.5 GW from 7.9 GW at the end of 2020. By 2030, capacity will be further increased to 28.8 GW.