Govt planning Rp 660b solar, mini-hydro power plants this year

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry allocated funds from this year’s state budget to develop power plants that utilize renewable energy sources so households in isolated and border areas could finally have access to electricity.

The allocated funds, Rp 660 billion (US$58 million), included Rp 510 billion channeled to solar power plant projects and Rp 150 billion to develop mini-hydro power plants, according to the ministry’s director general for renewable energy Rida Mulyana.

About 133 solar power plant units will distribute electricity to 18,000 households, while the development of mini-hydro plants will cover 3,400 households in 21 locations, he said.

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Posted April 10, 2014 by repit in News

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