Masdar and PLN NP agree on FPV project of up to 500 MW in Indonesia

At a business forum hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates, renewable energy company Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and PLN Nusantara Power (PLN NP), part of Indonesia's state-owned power utility PT PLN, have agreed on one of the world's largest floating photovoltaics (FPV) projects. According to the agreement, the FPV power plant on the Cirata Dam reservoir in Indonesia's Jawa Barat province, which currently has 145 megawatts (MW), will be expanded by up to 500 MW.
Masdar and PT PLN had agreed a power purchase agreement for the 145 MW power plant in January 2020, with commissioning scheduled for later this year. According to Masdar, the second phase, which has now been agreed, has been made possible after the relevant Ministry of Public Works and Housing allowed up to 20 percent of the water surface to be used for renewable energy projects. The parties did not provide details on the timeline or expected costs.

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