The construction of the Nusa Penida PLTS Hybrid and the relocation of the Grati PLTG to Pesanggaran will strengthen the reliability of electricity in Bali, February 18, 2022. PT PLN (Persero) laid the groundbreaking for the Nusa Penida Hybrid Solar Power Plant (PLTS) project and the relocation of the Gas Power Plant (PLTG) Free to Pesanggaran, Bali. The addition of these two power plants will increase the reliability of Bali’s electricity supply for the success of the G20 Summit. In addition, it will also be one of the showcases that will be shown to the world through the G20 Summit to show PLN is ready to oversee Indonesia’s energy transition towards the era of new and renewable energy (EBT).
The groundbreaking event was carried out directly by the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster with PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo and witnessed directly by the Head of the Bali High Court Ade T Sutiawarman and the Head of the Bali Regional Police Inspector General Pol I Putu Jayan Danu Putra at Pesanggaran, Bali.
PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo said the success of the implementation of the G20 Indonesia would be proof of the reliability of PLN’s electricity in supporting world-standard activities. Therefore, PLN must make careful preparations, especially from the generation side to transmission, to the event venue.
Currently, Bali’s total electricity capacity is 1,322 megawatts (MW). With an estimated peak load at the G20 Summit of 970 MW, Bali electricity still has a reserve of 341.1 MW or 25.9 percent.
“In facing the G20 Summit, the demand is indeed increasing. Currently, 770 MW at the G20 Summit will increase to 970 MW. The system is safe, but it is not completely safe. For that direction, Mr. Governor, we added the relocation of two PLTG units with a total capacity of 200 MW and PLTS Hybrid. with a capacity of 3.5 MW. We hope that the presence of these two plants will further strengthen Bali’s electricity supply, “said Darmawan.
PLTS Hybrid Nusa Penida will be built on an area of 4.5 hectares (ha) owned by PT Indonesia Power (IP) in Suana Village, Nusa Penida District, Klungkung Regency, Bali Province. With the presence of PLTS Hybrid, it will reduce carbon emissions by 3,200 tons of CO2 per year.
Currently, Nusa Penida PLTS Hybrid is in the EPC public tender process and has entered the contract signing stage. The 3.5 MW capacity project is planned for commercial operation in October 2022.
Meanwhile, the process of relocating the PLTG Grati Block 1 with a capacity of 2 X 100 MW to Pesanggaran is planned to be completed in October 2022 for the first unit, and the second unit in 2023.
This project will be built on an area of 1.9 ha owned by the local government of Bali and owned by IP. Currently, the progress of the relocation work is in the site preparation stage and is ready for erection.
Darmawan explained, these two plants are included in the PLN program to encourage the use of new and renewable energy (EBT) in order to meet the needs of electricity supply and reduce the use of fuel oil (BBM).
“This program is also implemented to support the government’s target regarding the renewable energy mix which is targeted to reach 23 percent by 2025,” he explained.
Darmawan appreciates the support and cooperation with the Bali Provincial Government so that the relocation process and power plant construction can be realized.
“This project would not be possible if this was only an initiative from PLN. The initiative of the Governor of Bali and we just run. In policy, the Governor supports the land acquisition and all business processes that were previously complex with the Governor present are immediately simplified,” said Darmawan.
Similarly, in supporting the use of clean energy, the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, appreciated PLN for strengthening the electricity of the Island of the Gods with environmentally friendly energy. He also hopes that all power plants in Bali that use coal as fossil fuels will soon be transformed into clean energy.
“In this case, to make our air clean, clean air is one source of pollution is fossil fuels, so the main thing is that the generator must use clean energy,” explained Koster.
At the G20 Summit in Bali, he continued, the President had endorsed three focus themes, firstly health architecture, secondly digital technology, and thirdly the clean energy transition.
“So the President encourages the G20 to have a showcase on clean energy, so thank you PLN for this relocation, and this must be with a very tight time table. In addition, public street lighting and electric vehicles during the G20 Summit were colored with a number of activities related to clean energy,” concluded Koster.
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