Fluidic Energy™ announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in partnership with Caterpillar Inc. and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Indonesia’s state-owned Electricity Company. This collaboration will provide reliable and renewable electricity to 500 remote villages throughout Indonesia. President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, was in attendance for the signing of the MOU in Washington D.C.
The village grid systems deployed will utilize more than 35MWp of photovoltaic panels and in excess of 250MWh of Fluidic Energy storage capacity. The project will provide electricity to 325,000 households and more than 1.7 million residents. The “500 Island Project” is one of the most ambitious and largest rural electrification projects in the world, and accelerates the Indonesian Government’s promise of bringing reliable energy to all populated areas of the country.