PV MAGAZINE - State-owned utility PT PLN (Persero) signed agreements with six developers in late March to build PV projects throughout the Southeast Asian nation.

PT Infrastruktur Terbarukan Lestari is set to build the biggest of the projects, after signing a heads of agreement for the development of 15 MW in Minahasa, North Sulawesi province, according to a statement from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM).

PT Quantum Energy — an independent power producer that first signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PLN in late 2015 to build up to 100 MW of utility-scale PV in Indonesia — has signed a heads of agreement to install 10 MW in Gorontalo province, also on the island of Sulawesi.

Meanwhile, PT Infrastruktur Terbarukan Adhiguna, PT Infrastruktur Terbarukan Cemerlang, PT Infrastruktur Terbarukan Buana and PT Delapan Menit Energi have all expressed interest in developing 5 MW projects on the island of Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara province.

PLN has not published the tariff for the projects, and it is not yet clear whether these projects will be built with the old FITs or with the new reduced FITs, since the law changed recently. The ESDM did not say when the developers would launch feasibility studies for the six projects. 

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