Indonesia plans to install 200MW solar panel hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: kinhtexaydung.petrotimes)
Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesian state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) seeks a 700-million USD investment to install a 200-megawatt (MW) solar panel that will replace diesel power generators in a bid to reduce carbon emission.

The plan is part of its target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2060. PLN has planned to have 4.68 gigawatt (GW) of solar panels installed between 2021 and 2030.

The company's director Evy Haryadi said on May 27 that the 200MW solar panel is the first phase of a longer term plan to replace 1GW of diesel power with solar power.

Earlier, a coalition of countries pledged 20 billion USD of public and private financing to help Indonesia transition to cleaner energy under the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).

Indonesia aims to finalise a detailed plan for JETP fund allocation by August, according to the head of Indonesia's JETP Secretariat Edo Mahendra, adding that PLN's plan to shift from diesel power to renewables will be a pilot programme in JETP./.