- Solar Power Plant (PLTS) Rooftop installed on the Danone-AQUA factory in Klaten, Central Java, developed by Total Solar Distributed Generation is currently the biggest in Central Java initiated by the Industry with a capacity of 2,919 kWp.
- Danone-AQUA is the pioneer in the use of PLTS Rooftop which was initiated by the industry in Indonesia since 2017 and is committed to building PLTS Rooftop in 17 Danone-AQUA factories across Indonesia with a combined capacity of more than 15,000 kWp in 2023 and able to produce 21 GWh solar power per year and avoid 16,633 tons CO2/year.
- The Government of Central Java is committed to realizing its target of new and renewable energy utilization of 21.32% by 2025 and becomes the first solar province in Indonesia
Klaten, 6 October 2020 - The Government of Central Java together with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Central Java Office today witnessed the virtual inauguration of the Solar Power Plant (PLTS) Rooftop on Danone-AQUA factory in Klaten, Central Java. The solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, developed, built, and operated by Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Southeast Asia is currently the biggest in Central Java initiated by the Industry. With a capacity of 2,919 kWp (kilowatt peak), it produces 4 GWh (Gigawatt hour) of electricity per year and avoids 3,340 tons of carbon emissions per year. The solar system supports the commitment of the Central Java Government to develop clean and renewable energy, including prioritizing the use of solar energy, as highlighted in the Central Java Provincial Regulation Number 12 of 2018 concerning Regional Energy Plans (RUED-P) which is a derivative of Presidential Regulation Number 22 of 2017 concerning the General Plan for National Energy (RUEN). Central Java was the first province in Indonesia to complete the plan and submit it to the central government in September 2019.
Attended (virtually) by the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo; Director of Various New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Haris Yahya; and Secretary of the Directorate General of Agro Industry, Emil Satria, the inauguration today also marked a one-year reflection of the pledge made by the Central Java Government to become the first solar province in Indonesia. Geographically, the province which is located in the equatorial area at 10° South latitude has a solar radiation intensity of 3.5 kWh/m²/ day - 4.67 kWh/m²/day, making all areas in Central Java potential to be installed with the solar power plant.
The Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, is also very supportive of the installation of the Solar Power Plant (PLTS) Rooftop in Central Java and issued a Circular Letter number 671.25/0004468 on March 1, 2019 regarding the Implementation of PLTS Rooftop. With the letter, the government requested all Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPD) and to several private companies in Central Java to build PLTS Rooftop in their respective institutions.
Dr. Ir. Sujarwanto Dwi Atmoko, M.Si, Head of the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) for Central Java Office as well as the Acting Regent of Klaten said, “The Government of Central Java has a strong commitment to addressing climate change issues by implementing clean and renewable energy, including prioritizing the use of solar energy. Our commitment is further cemented in our target to realize the use of new and renewable energy of 21.32% by 2025. We are pleased with the commitment of Danone-AQUA to install the biggest solar rooftop in terms of capacity produced by industry in Central Java.”
To encourage solar power utilization, RUEN obliges 30 percent of all government buildings and 25 percent of all luxury houses must use solar panels. "The Central Java Provincial Government has implemented this mandate through the installations of PLTS Rooftop on the ESDM Central Java Office in 2017 with a capacity of 35 kWp and continued with the installation on the Bappeda office with a capacity of 30 KWp in 2018 and at the secretariat office of the Central Java Provincial Council with a capacity of 30 KWp in 2019," added Sujarwanto Dwi Atmoko.
Corine Tap, President Director PT Tirta Investama (Danone-AQUA) said, “Being an active partner of the government in implementing clean and renewable energy is one of our priorities and it is also in line with Danone’s global vision, One Planet One Health. To make this happen, we are committed to using up to 100% new and renewable energy by 2030 at Danone operations around the world. The installation of the largest rooftop solar panel in Central Java in the Klaten factory is a testament to the various efforts we have made and also our commitment to become one of the catalysts for the industry in supporting Central Java Province to become the first solar energy province in Indonesia.”
Danone-AQUA is the pioneer in the use of solar power plants in Indonesia with the completion of construction at the Ciherang factory, West Java, with a capacity of 770 kWp which can produce 1 GWh of electricity per year and avoids carbon emissions of 825 tons per year in 2017.
Danone-AQUA is also committed to achieving the target of installing rooftop solar panels in its 17 factories across Indonesia by 2023, making a total system capacity of more than 15,000 kWp, and produce 21 GWh electricity per year and avoids carbon emissions by up to 16,633 tons of CO2/year through the use of rooftop solar panels.
To achieve this target, Danone-AQUA has installed solar power plants in two other factories in Ciherang, West Java, with a capacity of 770 kWp, which can produce 1 GWh of solar power per year and avoid 825 tons of carbon dioxide emission per year, and in Banyuwangi, East Java with a capacity of 378 kWp, which can generate electricity of 566 MWh per year and avoid 470 tons of carbon dioxide emission per year. These two factories are in addition to the Klaten factory which is currently inauguration.
In 2021, Danone-AQUA is planning to install rooftop solar panels in factories in Mekarsari and Cianjur, West Java, Tanggamus, Lampung, Langkat, North Sumatra, Mambal, Bali, and Solok, West Sumatra, with a combined capacity of 6,079 kWp, the systems produce 7.9 GWh of solar power per year and avoid 5,858 tons of carbon dioxide emission per year. Therefore, gradually Danone will complete the installation of rooftop solar panels in all their factories by 2023. For factory in Banyuwangi, Klaten, and Mekarsari, Danone-AQUA collaborates with Total Solar DG Southeast Asia.
Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar Distributed Generation Southeast Asia said, “Being part of a global leader in the energy sector, we are committed to providing cost-effective, clean energy solutions for governments, businesses, and stakeholders globally. We are proud to be supporting Central Java and Indonesia in their clean energy agenda, and to be trusted by Danone to support their carbon neutrality goals, implementing in our solutions the highest standards in tech and safety that will last decades.”
Through various fundings from the government, private sector, and the communities, currently, there are 127 units of rooftop solar panels installed in Central Java with a combined capacity of around 5,199 kWp.
The inauguration ceremony of the installation of rooftop solar panels on Klaten Factory was also attended by the Executive Vice President of the New and Renewable Energy Division of the State Electricity Company (PLN), Cita Dewi, IESR Director, Fabby Tumiwa, and Professor Suratman, M.Sc., from the Gadjah Mada University.