Amazon develops, buys sustainable energy in Indonesia

Amazon penned an agreement to develop four solar panel projects in Indonesia with state-owned energy company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN, AKA Pesero), from which it will acquire 210 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. 

Data and Storage ASEAN reported the new renewable energy projects are located in Bali and Java on the Java-Madura-Bali grid.

“The Indonesian government is committed to reducing greenhouse emissions to achieve net zero goals by 2060,” said Darmawan Prasodjo, president director of PLN (Persero).

“PLN is fully committed to supporting the government’s program to enable clean energy and is accelerating this with a clear roadmap to achieve that mission. This collaboration between the private and public sectors is a key strategy to ensuring a future of clean and affordable energy.”
“PLN will build four new utility-scale power generation projects included in the 2021 – 2030 Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL), which is the greenest RUPTL we have had in national history with the addition of 20.9 gigawatts of renewable energy power plants. With this agreement we are supporting Amazon on its path to 100% renewable energy, and hope this initiative will inspire future collaborations with other aspiring environmentally-conscious multinational corporations,” Darmawan added.

“We are delighted to announce our first renewable energy projects in Indonesia in collaboration with PLN, putting Amazon on a path towards 100% renewable energy,” said Amazon Web Services managing director of data centre planning and Delivery for Asia-Pacific, Japan and China, Carly Wishart.

“PLN and Amazon teams have worked together to unlock a new way for corporates to procure renewable energy in the country. Our renewable energy projects will supply energy for Amazon’s operations in Indonesia and help advance Amazon’s goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions across its business by 2040. We look forward to this continued collaboration with PLN to enable more renewable energy projects in Indonesia.”