Located in South Sulawesi, the Sidrap Wind Farm project consists of 30 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 75 MW. The project produces 253,000 MWh of renewable energy per year to the South Sulawesi national grid – enough to power over 70,000 local homes!
The project is Indonesia’s first utility scale wind farm and has been developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi. The project has been in commercial operation since 01 March 2018.
Project impacts and benefits:
- This project reduces Indonesia’s dependence on fossil fuels for power generation, providing clean electricity to a nation in need of power
- Provides local employment opportunities (35 new jobs) and promotes equal pay for work of equal value
- Reduces air pollution by replacing coal and other fossil fuel fired power plants with clean, renewable power
- Raises awareness and provides capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact reduction
- Promotes Indonesia as a country committed to minimizing greenhouse gas emission through renewable energy development