Babel's solar power plant development in ex-tin ore mining area

Babel's solar power plant development in ex-tin ore mining area

Governor of Bangka Belitung Islands Erzaldi Rosman held a meeting with President Director of PT Ffaireness Indonesia Daya (FID) in Pangkalpinang on Wednesday (Nov 18, 2020). ANTARA/Aprionis/sh

There is an investor for the development of a solar power plant in an ex-tin ore mining area.
Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung (ANTARA) - Bangka Belitung (Babel) Islands Province has planned to develop a solar power plant in a former tin ore mining area to boost energy supply for driving the local economies.

"There is an investor for the development of the solar power plant in an ex-tin ore mining area," Bangka Belitung Islands Governor Erzaldi Rosman stated after a meeting with President Director of PT Ffaireness Indonesia Daya (FID) in Pangkalpinang, Wednesday.

The meeting discussed the planned investment for the development of the 4-5 MW solar power plant, from the potential of 1,250 MW in the former tin-ore mining area, whose mining concession had been returned to the provincial government.

The discussion also covered the program to convert diesel-fuel generated power plant (PLTD) into a renewable energy plant in regions not having access to fossil fuel for power generation.

"We support investors keen on developing the solar power plant in the ex-tin ore mining area. Hence, the area can offer benefits for development in the region and boost the people's economy," he stated.

President Director of PT FID Hari Suntoso echoed the company’s steadfast commitment to supporting the Bangka Belitung government's program to develop a solar power plant.

"After further discussion, we found that the (solar energy potential) in the ex-mining area was not as vast as the previous information from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry," Suntoso pointed out.


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