PLN to Construct Solar Power Plant in Nusantara

Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PLN said it will build a solar power plant (PLTS) in Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara, in East Kalimantan.

“PLN is contributing to efforts to develop Nusantara by commencing the construction of a solar power plant, with a capacity of 50 megawatts in November,” deputy for funding and investment at Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN), Agung Wicaksono, said.

The development of the PLTS is aimed at realising the vision of making Nusantara a city whose electricity supply comes from new and renewable energy resources, he added.

According to Indonesian news agency Antara, Indonesia’s future capital is being developed as a city that relies on new and renewable energy-based generators, such as PLTS, solar farms, and solar panels.

Any excess of the solar energy generated will be stored and transferred to the electricity system of Kalimantan Island.

To ensure a constant adequate electricity supply for Nusantara, the government is developing the city by applying smart grid technology, an electricity network system that optimizes digital communication technology to control, operate, and distribute electricity.

Indonesia has envisioned Nusantara as a city that accurately manages its resources and provides effective services to the public through the efficient use of water and energy resources, sustainable waste management, an integrated mass transport system, and a healthy natural environment.