Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The 43rd ASEAN Summit which took place in Jakarta for three days, 5-7 September 2023 has issued several points of agreement.
One of the agreements is to strengthen the cross-country power network in the Southeast Asia (ASEAN) region.
This was stated by the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto.
“Then, regarding energy security and renewable energyone of which is also made leaders declaration is the interconnectivity of energy, within it strengthens trans-ASEAN power grid,” Airlangga said during a press conference closing the 43rd ASEAN Summit at the JCC, Jakarta, Thursday (07/09/2023).
It should be noted that last week during a meeting of Southeast Asian Energy Ministers (ASEAN) in Nusa Dua, Bali, during August 24-25 2023, one of the agreements signed was related to the Indonesia-Malaysia border electricity interconnection or Indonesia-Malaysia Cross-Border Power. Interconnections.
It states there are 18 potential cross-border interconnections with a cumulative capacity of 33 GW by 2040, including two proposed interconnectors between Indonesia and Malaysia for feasibility level analysis:
– Sumatra, Indonesia – Peninsular Malaysia: ACE, PT PLN (Persero), and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
The two countries agreed to collaborate to develop a Feasibility Study for the Sumatra, Indonesia – Peninsular Malaysia Interconnection. This study will focus on increasing investment in the required facilities, supporting policy development and implementation. The Feasibility Study will determine the technical, financial and economic feasibility as well as the initial environmental impact assessment. Sumatra, Indonesia – The Peninsular Malaysia interconnection will be the region’s first subsea cross-border interconnection.
– Kalimantan, Indonesia – Sabah, Malaysia: ACE, PT PLN (Persero), and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB)
Collaborate to create a feasibility study with a scope similar to the above arrangement that aims to achieve Sustainable Energy Security Interconnectivity in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines (BIMP) region.
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