Government builds micro hydro power plant in Mt Arfak , Papua

Government builds micro hydro power plant in Mt Arfak , Papua

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the West Papua Provincial Government build a micro hydro power plant in Upper Village, Anggi Sub-District, Mount Arfak District, West Papua Province.

The government builds the power plant as part of the renewable energy transition program toward eco-friendly and sustainable energy sources.

“Slowly, we start to phase out diesel that utilizes fuel oil which is not renewable,” the Ministry’s Director of Planning and Development of New Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Energy ConservationHendra Iswahyudi  noted in a statement on Saturday.

The government estimates that the potential for hydro power plant is very large in West Papua, reaching more than three thousand megawatt.

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This is very promising in order to bolster the reliability of electricity provision and for dedieselization program.

The project to build micro hydro power plant in Anggi has entered the initial stage and it will be built within six months.

The government aims to finish the project in November 2022.

Mount Arfak District Head Yosias Saroy noted that the existing land and river, workforce, and building material within the region can potentially be empowered.

This is the reason why the micro hydro power plant is built in the region.

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The construction of the power plant utilizes the state budget from the ministry with the capacity of 135 kWe through on-grid scheme connected to the electric network of Manokwari PLN Customer Service Acting Unit (UP3).

The Anggi electricity system comprises of one isolated system supplied by three units of diesel power plant machines which are assets owned by the Mount Arfak district government.

Meanwhile the electricity system is managed by Manokwari’s state electricity company  PT PLN (Persero) UP3 – UPL Prafi through Operation Handover (STO) cooperation agreement.

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