29 Nov '16, 10am

Indonesia's isolated grids open for PV development - PV-Tech

Indonesia's isolated grids open for PV development - PV-Tech

A recent Asia Development Bank report found that Indonesia has 600 separate grids. Credit: Tom Kenning Indonesia’s multiple isolated grids represent opportunities for intrepid solar developers, according to Andre Susanto, Clean Energy Consultant at Bluejay Energy. Speaking at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia event in Bangkok, Susanto said the country’s current installed power capacity of 50GW means there is already potential for at least 2.5GW of renewables for the grids to accommodate, but this is made complex by the many islands. A recent Asia Development Bank report found that Indonesia has 600 separate grids, not including the smallest sized systems and mini-grids. Of the 600, Susanto said there are around 150 different isolated grids of 50MW size or larger where renewables could be injected. He added: “The grid integration challenge is one challenge that...

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