PTPN III and PLN Promoting Renewable Energy Integration in Palm Oil Industries

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PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – On November 8, 2023, PT Perkebunan Nusantara PTPN III (Persero) and PT PLN (Persero) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the development of renewable energy power plants, specifically through the utilization of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) for mills and the promotion of renewable energy benefits.

The signing ceremony took place in Jakarta and was attended by Mahmudi, the Director of Production and Development at PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (Persero), and Edi Srimulyanti, the Director of Retail and Commerce at PT PLN.

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During his address, Mahmudi emphasized that the MoU marks the beginning of a collaborative journey for the companies to strengthen their partnership in providing electricity to PTPN Group mills and advancing the benefits of renewable energy. As of now, eight out of the 68 mills within the PTPN Group are utilizing power plants supplied by PT PLN, with capacities ranging from approximately 1,700 to 2,175 kVA in their production processes.

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“That is why it is hoped the powerplant in PTPN Group would be registered as source of renewable energy,” he said, as quoted from the official statement in Jakarta.

Mahmudi also mentioned that the powerplant from palm oil plantations in the mills, the shell production would be as the alternative substitution of coal with PT PLN. By the collaboration, PT PLN would support powerplant supply to mills of PTPN Group through priority service program to confirm the process running smooth.

In this context, PT PLN would publish renewable energy certificate (REC) to support environment, social, and governance (ESG) in PTPN Group. Mahmudi also told that PTPN III cooperates with others to operate biomass powerplants and palm oil biomass within the total capacity 27 megawatt (MW) which the materials from POME and empty bunch from the mills.

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Edi Srimulyanti representing Director of PT PLN (Persero), Darmawan Prasodjo said that the collaboration is the way of the company to accelerate energy transition and support the government’s target to realize net zero emission in 2060. Edi mentioned that green energy is the obligation of need that should start now to get fresh air and green environment for the future generations.

The cooperation between PTPN III and PT PLN would cover powerplant procurement for mills, publish REC to support ESG program in PTPN II, share knowledge in renewable energy use.

Edi was optimist that the collaboration would encourage PTPN Group to manage about68 mill within capacity about 2.960 tons per hour. It means, nowadays production that reached 2,8 million ton per year would escalate in efficient costs. (T2)

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