The transition will be carried out in two stages. In the first stage, up to 250 MW of energy generated by diesel power plants will be converted throughout Indonesia, using a hybrid generator. Later on, more power plants will be converted into renewable energies, this time using solar energy. The solar generators will also be relying on batteries to store power so that it can provide power 24/7.
"This conversion program is expected to reduce the use of fuel oil, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase the new renewable energy mix at PLN," said PLN Mega Project and EBT Director Wiluyo Kusdwiharto in a press release quoted on Monday.
With the conversion to PLTS and batteries, the installed capacity in this first stage can reach around 350 Mega Watt Peak (MWp). So that it can boost the renewable energy mix and increase the installed capacity of national generators.
In Phase Two, PLN will convert the remaining PLTD of about 249 MW with other EBT plants, in accordance with the superior natural resources in the area and the best economy. This project is targeted to be completed in stages in 2025 to support the achievement of the 23% NRE mix target.
Collaborate with KPK
To ensure that the entire procurement process for this energy conversion project runs without a hitch, PLN cooperates with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of the Republic of Indonesia to ensure that the business complies with the principles of Good Corporate Governance (GCG).
Currently, PLN will carry out the procurement process or tender for the Diesel Power Plant (PLTD) conversion program in a number of areas. PLN cooperates with the KPK in the procurement process to ensure the project can run well.
Meanwhile, the Director of Monitoring of the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Indonesian KPK, Brigadier General of Police Agung Yudha Wibowo, appreciated PLN's efforts to invite the KPK to supervise the procurement process for the de-dieselization project. "Usually it is the Corruption Eradication Commission that summons companies or institutions, this is PLN which invites the KPK, extraordinary," said Agung.
Agung explained that the KPK data showed that the gap with the most potential for corruption was in the procurement process. The output from the monitoring division at the KPK is a recommendation to the institution to improve existing processes, thereby eliminating the potential for criminal acts of corruption to occur. (*)