Last July 2, 2018, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo led the inauguration ceremonies of the country’s first wind power project in Sindereng Rappang Regency, South Sulawesi.
The Sidrap wind farm is AC Energy’s first offshore greenfield project and Indonesia’s first utility scale wind farm. The plant went online last March and it currently supplies green energy to the state-owned PT PLN transmission network.
As Indonesia begins to diversify its energy mix from coal, oil, and gas, the facility is a large part of the country’s energy program to increase their renewable energy output to 23% by2025. According to a report by the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia’s clean power output is currently at 12%.
The project started in 2013 and was developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energy (UPC Sidrap), a joint venture project company of UPC Renewables, PT Binatek Energy Terbarukan, and AC Energy. UPC Sidrap completed the project well within the contractual deadlines.
The Sidrap wind farm is AC Energy’s second investment in Indonesia following its successful bid for the Salak and Darajat geothermal plants in West Java in 2017.