Indonesia to export clean energy to Singapore through 3.5 GW solar power facility




Singapore’s renewable energy developer Quantum Power Asia Pte is set to advance a 5 billion USD plan in Indonesia to export solar power to Singapore.


This comes at a time when Singapore is considering accelerating the use of renewable energy.


According to a statement issued by Quantum and Ib Vogt GmbH, the duo aims to construct a 3.5 GW solar power facility and 12 GW-hour battery storage facility.


The project will be spread at an area of 4,000 hectares in Indonesia’s Riau Islands, which will be connected to Tuas region in Singapore.


Singapore has a plan of importing enough clean energy from overseas to meet 30 percent of its demand by 2035. Currently, the country generates about 95 percent of its electricity from imported gas.


According to the duo, the project will be fully commissioned in 2032.


Once comes into operation, the project will be supplying about 8 percent of Singapore’s electricity.

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