The floating PLTS -
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut B. Pandjaitan attended the inauguration of the Muara Nusa Dua Floating Solar Power Plant (PLTS) on Friday (11 - 11 - 2022). "The construction of this PLTS is a form of Indonesia's commitment to the energy transition to address climate change," said Coordinating Minister Luhut.
Specifically on the topic of energy transition, Indonesia has committed to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the Net Zero Emission target in 2060. Various efforts have been made by the government to reduce carbon emissions and achieve this net zero emission.
"Starting with the plan to transfer generators based on fossil energy to more environmentally friendly generators, and continue to develop technology and innovation in utilizing environmentally friendly energy sources," he explained.
According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Saturday, this Floating PLTS is Indonesia's new step in utilizing solar energy as a floating energy source in a body of water. The installed capacity of this Floating PLTS is 100 KWp, the construction was done in a short time and the TKDN value has reached 49.6%.
This initial step will be a driving force for the development of PLTS Floating in Indonesia, because the potential is very large. "The use of land above this water body will overcome the obstacles to the construction of power plants, which are often difficult to find the right land," he explained.
“Once again, today we witness the construction of the first floating solar power plant in Indonesia whose electricity is absorbed by PT. PLN. We will use this PLTS as one of the showcases at the G20 Summit and prove that Indonesia can build PV mini-grid with domestic resources," said Coordinating Minister Luhut.
"Once again, the construction of this PLTS is our commitment for the good of the future, including one way to increase job opportunities in Indonesia," added the President Director of PT. PLN Darmawan Prasodjo//VOI