Synergy of Brantas Abipraya's Subsidiary with SMI, Develop New Renewable Energy

27 August 2021

Jakarta, 27 August 2021 - PT Brantas Energi (BREN) which is a subsidiary of PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) has proven its seriousness in supporting the development of New Renewable Energy (EBT). This is indicated by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between BREN and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur/SMI (Persero) for funding the infrastructure development of the Maiting Hulu Mini-hydro Power Plant (PLTM). The signing was carried out at the Brantas Abipraya Head Office, Jakarta.

"This synergy is one of the concrete steps in implementing SOE AKHLAK, a collaboration between Abipraya's subsidiary and SMI to realize the government's target in accordance with PP No. 79 of 2014 concerning National Energy Policy and Presidential Regulation No. 22 of 2017 concerning the General National Energy Plan, namely the achievement of NRE mix by 23% in 2025," said Sutjipto, President Director of Brantas Energi.

Sutjipto added, BREN's role in building hydro generating units cannot be separated from the collaboration with SMI that has been in place since 2018. Increasingly expanding its wings as a provider of renewable energy products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, until now BREN has succeeded in building two hydro generator units and one unit. solar power plant with a total capacity of 14 Mega Watt (MW). Among them are the Padang Guci PLTM in Bengkulu of 3 x 2 MW, the Sako-1 PLTM located in West Sumatra with a power of 2 x 3 MW, and the Gorontalo Solar Power Plant (PLTS) of 2 MW.

Not only that, in order to achieve the acceleration of NRE development which is a Government program, BREN is currently also completing two hydro generator units with a capacity of 15 MW, namely PLTM Padang Guci-2 which is located in Kaur Regency, Bengkulu with 2 x 3.5 MW and PLTM Maiting Upstream in North Toraja, South Sulawesi, with a capacity of 2 x 4 MW. Later these two PLTMs are planned to start production in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

The success of its development cannot be separated from the intervention of synergy with SMI. This is a collaboration that has been running for the third time. The synergy between BREN and SMI began with the provision of investment credit facilities to build the Sako-1 PLTM in 2018, the level of SMI's trust in BREN was getting better by continuing to provide investment credit for the construction of the Padang Guci-2 PLTM.

"With this increasing level of trust, it is hoped that the synergy with SMI will continue to support BREN's investment in New Renewable Energy to support the Government in the national energy program in 2025," concluded Sutjipto.