Sei Mangkei Power Plant Claimed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 1.4 Tons of CO2

Sei Mangkei Power Plant Claimed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 1.4 Tons of CO2

By : Yudistira Imandiar - detikFinance

24 July 2021 06:45 PM

Jakarta - Sei Mangkei Simalungun Power Plant, North Sumatra is targeted to operate starting this year. Its construction has now reached 89%. The project undertaken by Pertamina NRE in collaboration with PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (PTPN III) is on an area of 2 hectares owned by PTPN III. Construction is currently entering the commissioning phase.

Chief Executive Officer of Pertamina NRE Dannif Danusaputro explained that Sei Mangkei Power Plant with a capacity of 2 MW will supply electricity in Sei Mangkei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), North Sumatra. The power plant is expected to produce up to 1.5 GW of electricity a year and potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 1.4 tons of CO2 equivalent.

Sei Mangkei SEZ is the first SEZ in Indonesia that carries the concept of green economic zone, prioritizing the development of renewable energy, including energy for power plants. With the concept of green economic zone, industrial activities within the zone are expected to be more environmentally friendly to support decarbonization.

"The transition to clean energy conducted by Pertamina is in line with the concept of green economic zone Sei Mangkei SEZ. We believe that industrial activities can make a big contribution to decarbonization efforts that will ultimately achieve sustainable development goals, namely by providing clean energy that is environmentally friendly" said Dannif in a written statement, Friday (23/07/2021).

Dannif added that Pertamina NRE together with PTPN III has also completed the 2.4 MW Biogas Power Plant (BPP) project. In addition, Pertamina NRE is currently operating an operation & maintenance project (O&M) Kwala Sawit BPP and Pagar Merbau with a capacity of 2x1 MW in the North Sumatra region and collaborated with PTPN II.

Pertamina, added Dannif, aggressively transitions energy according to its long-term plan. As part of its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, Pertamina strives to inhibit the impact of climate change through efforts to reduce GHG emissions. The red-plate energy company is targeting 17 percent of its clean energy portfolio by 2030.

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