Sun Cable has expanded its PV project and got approval for using Indonesian waters
Post date: 27/09/2021 - 12:40
Singapore energy company Sun Cable has expended its PV project from formerly announced 10 GW to »17 to 20 GW« with an 36 to 42 GWh battery system (former 22 GWh). Sun Cable is developing the Australia-Asia Power Link (AAPowerLink) to deliver a significant amount of renewable electricity from Elliott to Darwin to support the Northern Territory’s ambition to develop a AUD 40 billion ($30 billion) economy by 2030. The project will also be capable of supplying up to 15 percent of Singapore’s electricity needs, starting from 2028, by installing an undersea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable system.
The company announced, that Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitain recently welcomed Sun Cable’s operation in Indonesia and confirmed that the Indonesian Government has recommended the over 4,000 km route of the transmission cables through Indonesian waters, with the Ministry of Transportation granting the subsea survey permit.
Sun Cable expects creating over 1,500 jobs in construction, 350 operational jobs, and 12,000 indirect jobs. The company is backed by billionaire co-founders Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes.