Denpasar (Antara Bali) – PT. Sumberdaya Sewatama, an energy provider company, has been developing three units of Mini Hydro Power Plant (PLTM) with 10 MW capacities each in South Sulawesi. These developments are intended to help PT. PLN to fulfill the electricity demands in the eastern part of Indonesia. “Currently, the capacities of our PLTM is only 30 MW. However, we will improve it up to 50 MW within the next five years,” President Director of PT. Sumberdaya Sewatama, Hasto Kristiyono said in Denpasar, Monday.
According to Hasto, mini hydro is a renewable energy that uses water to operate its turbin generator. “We are constantly improving our renewable energy platform in order to help PLN fulfill the electricity demand,” he stated after launching the Diesel Power Plant (PLTD) at APEC in Pesanggrahan, Denpasar.
Afterwards, Sewatama, as the subsidiary of PT. Trakindo, will develop the Wind Power Plant (PLTB). “Currently, we are measuring wind potentials in some areas,” Hasto said. While previously, Sewatama has acquired Gas Power Plant (PLTG) in Gunung Megang, South Sumatra. “We acquired 80 MW capacities before, and recently we are improving it up to 110 MW,” said the company’s CEO who has 21-year of experienceas a power provider. As the next step, Sewatama, with some of its partners, also acquired Steam Power Plant (PLTU) with 15 MW capacities in Nagan Raya, Meulaboh, Aceh