Bali Focuses on Developing Solar Power Plants


As a step to achieve energy independence with clean and environmentally friendly generators, Bali will continue to increase the capacity of Solar Power Plants or PLTS.

Currently, the solar power plants capacity on the Island of the Gods has reached 10 MW. This capacity comes from PLTS built by the government and private parties, to rooftop PLTS with a capacity of 1 KWp to 3 KWp. The PLTS that is already running is the Bangli PLTS with a capacity of 1 MWp which is managed by the Bangli BUMD.

PLTS Kubu in the Karangasem district is also managed by the local government. In Karangasem Regency, there is also a Tianyar PLTS with a capacity of 20 KWp and a Cegi PLTS which is not far from Kubu PLTS. The geographical location of the Kubu area which has high sunlight is considered the most suitable for a PLTS development location.

In addition, there is also a PLTS Hybrid in Nusa Penida with a capacity of 3.5 MW. Head of the ESDM Division, Bali Manpower, and ESDM Office, Ida Bagus Setiawan explained, that for Rooftop PLTS, the capacity has reached 3.4 MW, ranging from rooftop PLTS installed in offices to households.

According to Setiawan, the capacity of Rooftop PLTS will continue to grow along with public awareness to use green energy that is more environmentally friendly.

“We continue to build the ecosystem, starting from socialization and encouraging renewable energy infrastructure in Bali,” Setiawan explained as quoted on Tuesday (13/9/2022).

PLTS in large capacity is also under construction, namely PLTS West Bali with a capacity of 25 MW, and PLTS East Bali with a capacity of 25 MW. The PLTS was built by Medco Energy and is planned to be operational by the end of 2023. Besides Medco, Danone has also built PLTS with a capacity of 20 KWp.

Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, explained that the Bali Provincial Government has encouraged the construction of power plants with renewable energy through Governor Regulation (Pergub) No. 45 of 2019.

In the Gubernatorial Regulation, it is regulated that the construction of power plants in Bali must be environmentally friendly such as PLTS, Biomass Power Plants (PLTBm), Wind Power Plants (PLTB), Hydro Power Plants (PLTA) to Power Plants that utilize waste.

“We support the efforts of all parties who support the construction of power plants in Bali to encourage Bali’s energy independence with clean energy,” said Cok Ace