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Indonesia's Sidrap wind power plant operates this year

Sidrap wind power plant in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, will operate later this year. Indonesia's state-owned electricity utility PLN has confirmed the construction of wind power plant called the 70MW Sidrap Project in Sidenreng Rappang District, South Sulawesi, is in its final phase and will start operating this year.

Tinuku Indonesia's Sidrap wind power plant operates this year

Indonesia will soon operate a 70MW power plant in Sidrap this year as part of the country's program to have wind power and other renewable sources of 35 GW by 2019. The government has targeted up to 23% of the electricity output generated from renewable sources by 2025 .

Sidrap project was developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energy is a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek, and AC Energy Holdings. The wind power plant with a capacity of up to 75 MW is using a construction supplied by Siemens Gamesa.

The operation of this power plant is a historic step for the country as the first wind generator ever developed in Indonesia that has a very high wind market potential and is determined to use renewable and environmentally friendly energy up to 25 percent of its total output by 2025.

"Electricity in Sidrap will be operational by the end of this year and will be a wind power plant in Indonesia with potential customers of up to 900 residential and industrial," said PLN Director of Procurement, Supangkat Iwan Santoso.

The installation of 30 wind turbines is also a milestone for Gamesa using the first G114-2.5 MW model installed in Asia-Pacific. The 2.5-MW Gamesa turbine is powered by technology in 2.0 MW platform and comes in three rotor sizes of 106, 114 and 126 meters.

"The model is optimized for medium and low wind locations, higher nominal capacity which in turn results in higher output and lower energy costs," Siemens Gamesa said.

In the last month Siemens Gamesa to get an agreement with Equis Energy and PT PP to build a 72 MW power plant Tolo Project in Tolo, South Sulawesi. Gamesa's Asian footprint has also installed over 8,000 MW in Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China and India.

Santoso said the power purchase agreement between PLN and electricity developer has been done in 2015 and PLN will buy US$0.11 per kilowatt-hour (KWh) or slightly higher than the cost of supply of South Sulawesi in the US$0.07 per KWh.

Santoso also said another power plant developer plans to build in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, with a capacity of 60 MW where they are still conducting studies. PLN is also planning a 50 MW Samas project in Yogyakarta for the next two years.

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