ENGIE signs three partnership agreements in Indonesia for microgrids and renewable energy developments during President François Hollande’s visit
ENGIE Group, a global energy player, today signed three
partnership agreements in Jakarta to develop, co-finance, build, operate and maintain microgrid and
other renewable energy projects in various parts of Indonesia, for a total value of USD 1.25 billion over
the next five years.
The three partnership agreements were signed as part of French President Hollande’s visit to Southeast
Asia, covering Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, from 26 to 29 March 2017.
Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE Group, said: “These three partnership agreements
reaffirm our commitment to Indonesia to provide access to energy for all. The projects will be a
significant step towards Indonesia’s goal to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil-based energy
sources, and to provide 97% of the population with electricity by 2019. Our strategy is to work through
an ecosystem of partners to co-develop and scale renewable energy and innovative low-carbon
technology solutions to meet the country’s unique energy challenges.”
ENGIE and Sugar Group Companies to develop various renewable energy projects
The agreement between ENGIE and Sugar Group Companies is for a joint investment of USD 1 billion
over the next five years to develop photovoltaic power plants and biomass power plants, with a total
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power generation capacity of 500 megawatts in Sumatera and Eastern Indonesia. The projects will
significantly contribute to the implementation of the national program to reduce greenhouse gases and
climate change, with an estimated carbon avoidance of 1.5 million ton of CO2e per annum.
The solar parks in Sumatera and Eastern Indonesia will have a total power generation capacity of
300 megawatts and will include a 140-megawatt solar park in the province of Lampung, making it one
of the largest solar power facilities in Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, the biomass power plants with a total power generation capacity of 200 megawatts will use
agricultural waste as well as land clearing material, thus enabling Indonesia to achieve its renewable
energy goals and reducing pollution from land clearing activities.
ENGIE and Electric Vine Industries on microgrid development
In this partnership agreement, ENGIE and Electric Vine Industries plan to jointly develop, finance, build,
operate and maintain photovoltaic smart microgrids, providing sustainable 24-hour power for 3,000
villages in the Province of Papua over a 20-year period. With this new project, approximately 2.5 million
people across Papua will be able to enjoy clean and reliable energy without interruption. The total
investment is expected to be USD 240 million over the next five years.
ENGIE and PT Arya Watala Capital to develop solar power plants
In signing this partnership agreement, ENGIE and PT Arya Watala Capital, have committed to jointly
invest USD 15 million over the next three years to develop a total power generative capacity of up to
10 megawatt peak (MWp) in East Nusa Tenggara, the southernmost province of Indonesia. The
projects will be located in ten different areas in the province within the major islands such as West
Timor, Flores and Sumba.
These agreements are in line with the ambitions of the Terrawatt Initiative, a non-profit organization that
was launched by ENGIE during COP21 to promote affordable solar energy and adding more than
1 terawatt of photovoltaic solar power production capacity between 2016 and 2030.
As part of President Hollande’s visit to Southeast Asia, ENGIE will be signing another four partnership
agreements in Malaysia and Singapore to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in
the areas of solar energy, green mobility and integrated facility management services for mission-critical
sectors, urban safety and traffic regulation solutions.
ENGIE Indonesia is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of one of the world’s
fastest-growing economies, through increasing energy supply with natural gas and renewable power
(geothermal, solar, biogas), as well as improving energy efficiency and providing solutions to the
challenges of rapid urbanization. ENGIE has started construction in Indonesia of its first high
temperature geothermal power generation plant in the world, Muara Laboh, which is also the Group’s
first renewable project in the country.