VOInews, Jakarta: President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo inaugurated the Cirata Floating Solar Power Plant (PLTS) in Purwakarta on Thursday (9/11/2023). Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that the Cirata Floating Solar Power Plant holds 192 Megawatts of power and is the largest in Southeast Asia.
"Finally we have a 192 Megawatt solar power plant which is the largest floating solar power plant in Southeast Asia," President Joko Widodo said.
President Joko Widodo also said that he had conveyed directly to the Minister of State for Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi to increase the power by 500 Megawatts.
"I think after starting this, I have also talked to the minister Dr. Thani from the UAE that this will be increased again, maybe at a level of approximately 500 megawatts and we hope that more and more new renewable energy will be built in our country, Indonesia. Be it solar hydropower, then geothermal, then wind power. I think if we continue to do this consistently like this, it will be very good," he said.
Regarding electricity distribution, the President revealed that this small PLTS can only be distributed around the Cirata area. He also said that Indonesia has a target of 23% renewable energy by 2024, but it is not easy.
"Our commitment remains that we will continue to pursue the target we have given," he continued.
In addition, the President also revealed that the closest and largest project is the Hydroelectric Power Plant (PLTA). Where the demand related to Green Energy for industry is increasing.
"The demand for Green energy for industry is the highest because everyone wants to get what, premium products from Green Energy," he concluded.