Indonesia, Amazon sign agreement for 210 MW of solar capacity

On November 13, PLN, state-owned electricity company, announced an agreement with Amazon for 210 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity across four solar projects in Indonesia. This is a first-of its-kind agreement for corporates to access additional, utility-scale solar projects in the country. 

Under this 210 MW agreement, Amazon will purchase renewable energy in Indonesia supplied by these new renewable energy projects to power its operations in Indonesia. The four solar projects will be located in Bali and Java on the Java-Madura-Bali grid. 

Amazon’s commitment to be the off-taker is a key enabler for these projects, allowing PLN to introduce similar opportunities for other interested organizations, unlocking more corporate renewable energy procurement options in the country. PLN’s initiative in corporate renewable energy procurement will bring Indonesia closer to meeting its goal of reaching a 23 percent renewable energy mix by 2025.

“The Indonesian government is committed to reducing greenhouse emissions to achieve net zero goals by 2060,” said Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director of PT PLN (Persero). 

“PLN is fully committed to supporting the government’s program to enable clean energy and is accelerating this with a clear roadmap to achieve that mission. This collaboration between the private and public sectors is a key strategy to ensuring a future of clean and affordable energy.

“PLN will build four new utility-scale power generation projects included in the 2021 – 2030 Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL), which is the greenest RUPTL we have had in national history with the addition of 20.9 gigawatts of renewable energy power plants. 

“With this agreement we are supporting Amazon on its path to 100 percent renewable energy, and hope this initiative will inspire future collaborations with other aspiring environmentally-conscious multinational corporations.” 

Photo credit: Indonesian Government. Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director of PT PLN, THK Forum, November 13.

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