MoU For Large Scale Solar & Storage In Indonesia

Sunseap’s Solar & Storage Plants For Indonesia’s Riau Islands & Singapore

MoU For Large Scale Solar & Storage In Indonesia

During the MoU signing with the Governor of Riau Islands province, H. Ansar Ahmad (right), Sunseap’s Business CEO Frank Phuan (left) said the islands are uniquely positioned to become a major player in energy transition in Southeast Asia. (Photo Credit: Sunseap)

  • Under a MoU signed with Riau Islands, Sunseap will develop large scale solar and energy storage projects on 3,000 hectares of land in Indonesia
  • Among projects planned, it is looking into the feasibility of a 1.38 GW solar project with 3,000 MWh storage on Combol Island
  • Another facility with 1.682 GW solar with 3,500 MWh storage capacity is being assessed for Citlim Island

Singaporean solar energy company Sunseap will develop large scale solar power and energy storage systems on Riau Islands of Indonesia, power generated from which will be supplied to the island regions and to Singapore.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the provincial government of Riau Islands, Sunseap will get 3,000 hectares of land to deploy the projects for which it has conducted surveys, location mappings, technical planning and environmental and social impact analysis on several islands.

Though Sunseap doesn’t specify exact capacity it aims to develop here, it is looking into the feasibility of a 1.38 GW solar power plant and a 3,000 MWh of energy storage system on Combol Island, and a 1.682 GW solar with 3,500 MWh storage component for Citlim Island.

“The projects being planned will supply cost-efficient clean energy to surrounding Indonesian communities and Singapore, and importantly, create thousands of jobs in a fast-growing industry for the Riau province,” said Sunseap’s Co-Founder and Business CEO Frank Phuan during the MoU signing ceremony.

Part of EDP Renewables, Sunseap is already under a MoU with BP Batam to build 2.2 GW floating solar and more than 6,300 MWh energy storage capacity on Duriangkang reservoir in Indonesia. It had revealed plans to develop 7 GW solar power capacity on Riau Islands with partners in October 2021 (see 7 GW Solar Power Capacity For Indonesia).

Phuan also pointed out Riau Islands to become a major player in energy transition in Southeast Asia due to their unique location.

In January 2022, Masdar, Tuas Power, EDF Renewables and PT Indonesia Power entered a MoU to explore the development of 1.2 GW solar and storage capacity in Indonesia with eyes on Singapore as an export market (see 1.2 GW Solar Development In Indonesia).

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