Coronavirus company news summary – Indonesian government renegotiates 35GW project – Grenergy Renovables connects two Peruvian wind farms

8 January 2021 (Last Updated January 8th, 2021 10:16)

8 January

The Indonesian government is preparing to renegotiate the terms of construction for a 35GW power project, involving 210 individual power plants. Work was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Contracts for the project have already been ratified, and the government has committed to completing the large-scale project. In August last year, the operational capacity of the project reached 8.4GW, which is 24% of the project’s total capacity. The project is set to be fully commissioned in 2023.

Grenergy Renovables has connected two wind farms, Duna and Huambos, to Peru’s electricity grid. Grenergy was awarded the projects, with a combined capacity of 36.6MW, during a renewable energy auction held in 2016. The projects form part of the South American nation’s plan to achieve 60% of its electricity from clean energy by 2025.

US-based residential solar company Freedom Forever will expand its business to 20 states by the end of year. The company initially began operations in eight US states in 2020. It will also increase the number of employees by more than 65% in 2020.