By Romel S. Gurky
IDX-listed coal mining firm PT Adaro Energy Indonesia Tbk (IDX: ADRO) said it will develop renewable-based power plants at its coal mine and coal port in Central Kalimantan Province.
ADRO said in a recently published 2022 Annual Report that its renewables subsidiary PT Adaro Clean Energy Indonesia (ACEI) is currently developing other renewables power projects with its coal mining subsidiaries: Maruwai Coal and Adaro Indonesia.
“With Maruwai Coal (MC), PT Adaro Power (AP, a subsidiary of ACEI) will develop a mini-hydro power plant project of 4 MW capacity at MC’s Lampunut mine in Central Kalimantan with the potential to increase to total 6MW in the future,” ADRO said.
“With Adaro Indonesia (AI), AP is currently in an initial development stage for an 8 MWp hybrid solar PV and 4 MWh BESS project to be located at AI’s Kelanis Dedicated Coal Terminal in Central Kalimantan,” it added.
The projects form part of ADRO’s entry into the renewables and energy transition businesses as the company seeks to diversify from coal amid the global drive to cut down emissions.
Editing by Reiner Simanjuntak