Solar power projects up in the air

Eighty solar-power plant construction projects, some up for tender, are currently in limbo as the government has halted the process pending a Supreme Court ruling, following a lawsuit from a business group.

Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry renewable energy director general Rida Mulyana said the lawsuit was still at the Supreme Court.

“Of the 80 power-plant projects, 12 are already at tender and are awaiting the PPA [power purchase agreement] process. The tender process for the remaining projects must wait for the ruling,” Rida said.

The government had placed 12 power plant projects up for tender when the Solar Cell Association (APAMSI) filed a lawsuit, claiming there was an obligation to use local content and to prioritize local players to carry out the projects.

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Posted February 11, 2015 by repit in News

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