PLN to build wind farms in Aceh, NTT
Rangga D. Fadillah. The Jakarta Post, Jakarta - 28/03/2011
State electricity firm PT PLN says it will investigate building wind power plants in Aceh and East Nusa Tenggara.
PLN planning and technology chief Nasri Sebayang said on Monday that the company built two small-scale, 200,000-kilowatt wind power plants as pilot projects in the areas.
“The location of the projects are in Singkil [Aceh] and Sumba [East Nusa Tenggara],” he told reporters on the sidelines of a hearing at the House of Representatives.
The company would study slow-pace wind power production in Sumba for six months before deciding if it would build a full-size plant, Nasri said.
PLN previously announced it would buy electricity from a 30-megawatt wind power plant run by Viron Energy in Sukabumi, West Java.