GE to Help Indonesia Develop Renewable Energy

5 October 2010 (Last Updated October 5th, 2010 18:30)

Wind and power specialist GE and Indonesia's Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) have signed a deal to develop the country's renewable energy capacity. The deal calls for the joint development of renewable energy utilisation and cleaner coal and energy efficie

Wind and power specialist GE and Indonesia's Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) have signed a deal to develop the country's renewable energy capacity.

The deal calls for the joint development of renewable energy utilisation and cleaner coal and energy efficiency projects to help meet Indonesia's growing power and environmental needs.

GE and BPPT will study the key issues that support commercial implementation of renewable energy projects such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biogas, along with cleaner coal in Indonesia.

BBPT chairman Marzan Iskandar said that the deal supports the government's goal to increase renewable energy's share of the country's energy mix to 17% by 2025, compared to today's 3.4%.

The partnership will work on wind initiatives developed through Indonesia's wind hybrid power generation project, followed by additional renewable energy activities.