Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BP Batam) has signed two MoUs for the construction of floating solar power plants (PLTS) in Batam, Indonesia.
The first MoU, worth approximately USD2 billion, was signed with Sunseap Group Private Limited for the construction of a PLTS on the Duriangkang Dam. The solar park will span across 1,600 hectares and is estimated to generate up to 2.2 GWp of renewable electricity (RE) along with an energy storage system capacity of 4,000 MWh. The second MoU, worth USD470 million, was signed with PT Toba Bara Energi for the construction of a second floating solar park to be on the Tembesi Dam. This PLTS will have a generating capacity of 333 MWp.
Aside from the Duriangkang and Tembesi dams, Batam has four additional dams that can be used for these floating solar projects. These two agreements are in line with BP Batam and the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to increasing renewable energy capacity and reducing Indonesia’s reliance on fossil fuels.