Powering 70,000+ homes with Wind Power in Indonesia

Overview 

The Sidrap Wind Farm project is located in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and consists of 30 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 75 MW of clean electricity.

The project produces an impressive 253,000 MWh of renewable energy per year to the South Sulawesi national grid, which is enough to power over 70,000 local homes! This project is Indonesia's first utility-scale wind farm developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi on March 1 of 2018. 


Why is this project important?

The Sidrap wind farm project is essential for several reasons. In the past, Indonesia was known for its notorious burning of fossil fuels and coal, resulting in the uncontrollable pollution of big cities such as Jakarta. Bringing renewable energy and clean electricity to an area that once previously was so bad for the environment shows that the nation is committed to creating long-lasting change and in a sustainable way. Not to mention that the local employment of people within the region has benefited South Sulawesi economically and socially. 


Benefits of This Project 

The environmental benefits of the wind turbines are clear, but the project also has terrific benefits regarding the social and economic state of South Sulawesi. 

Some of the benefits of the project are: 

  • The wind turbines reduce Indonesia's dependence on fossil fuels for power by providing clean electricity to a populous country. 
  • Local employment opportunities, 35 new jobs to be exact, with equal pay for all. 
  • Reduces air pollution by replacing coal and fossil fuel use with renewable power. 
  • Raises awareness in the area for climate change.
  • Promotes Indonesia as a country committed to minimizing its greenhouse gas emission through renewable energy development.

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