Renewable Electric Generator is Solution for Electricity Supply, Minister Says
The inauguration of a hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) and microhydro-powered electric generators (PLTMH) for Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, and West Papua Provinces took place in Morotai Regency on Tuesday (5/4) afternoon.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said explained that the infrastructures to be inaugurated on Tuesday were parts of infrastructures projects on the energy covering 10.7 MW in 174 locations which have been built since 2015.
In 2016, he said that Ministry of ESDM would build 31 MW of renewable energy-powered electric generators in 131 more locations.
There are not many PLTS that will be built but it will bring great benefits to the people who live in the islands, outermost and remote areas, Sudirman said.
Based on the previous commitment, the Government is currently manifesting 35,000 MW of electricity supply.
As many as 25 percent of the number or around 8,800 MW is expected to come from the renewable energy.
Renewable energy will be the solution. The funding for this program is not only from the State Budget (APBN), but also from State-owned Enterprises (BUMN) budget, including state-run electric company PLN, state oil and gas company PT. Pertamina, and state-owned electronics maker LEN as well as from private sectors in the country, Sudirman added.
Here is the list of eight renewable energy infrastructures inaugurated on Tuesday:
- 350 KW of hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Wawama Village, South Morotai Subdistrict, North Maluku, which will support Daruba diesel-powered electric generators that has provided electricity to the people in Pulau Morotai Regency.
- 100 KW of hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Adaul Village, Selaru Island, Maluku which will support economy of people in the village.
- 250 KW of hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Tutukembong Village, Nirunmas Subdistrict, Maluku Tenggara Barat Regency, Maluku which will support the existing diesel-powered electric generators and can provide electricity to the people 24 hours a day.
- 100 KW of hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Bomaki Village, Pulau Tanimbar Selatan Subdistrict, Maluku which will strengthen electricity supply from the existing diesel-powered electric generators.
- 15 KW of centralized solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Kampung Harapan Jaya Village, South Misool Subdistrict, West Papua. This PLTS is a centralized off-grid generator which distributes electricity to one remote village that never had electricity before. This PLTS distributes electricity to 92 houses.
- 280 KW of microhydro-powered electric generators (PLTMH) in Temel Village, Ayamaru Jaya Subdistrict, West Papua which will provide electricity to 124 locations including 114 houses and 8 public facilities including community health center (puskesmas), schools, churches, district head offices, and village office. For the record, this PLTMH uses Indonesian-made turbine.
- 100 KW of hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Waropko Village, Papua which is built at Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border. This hybrid PLTS aims to support the existing diesel-powered electric which was built by PLN.
- 100 KW of hybrid solar-powered electric generators (PLTS) in Kampung Sota Village, Sota Subdistrict, Papua which is built at the frontier village in Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border. Along with diesel-powered electric (PLTD) which was built by PLN, the hybrid PLTS can provide electricity to 358 houses for 24 hours a day.
The whole new renewable energy infrastructures will generate 1,295 KW of power. The PLTS mentioned above use Indonesian-made solar module. (TKP/SLN) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)