January 16 (Renewables Now) – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC, also known as Masdar, has partnered with Indonesian state-owned power utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to develop a 145-MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Indonesia’s West Java region, it was reported on Wednesday.
The two companies on Sunday signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of the future plant, laying the foundation for what will be the first floating PV project for both Indonesia and Masdar, according to business news platform Mubasher.info.
The solar park will cover 225 hectare (556 acres) at the Cirata Reservoir. Masdar will work with PLN’s subsidiary PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB) on the development.
Construction is expected to begin shortly, while the Cirata project will likely enter commercial operation in 2022.