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Three Airports of PT Angkasa Pura II Have Become Locations for Solar Electricity Development

04 Nov 2020

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) focuses on developing new and renewable energy (EBT) at all airports.

Today, the company and PT Len Industri signed a memorandum of understanding (Memorandum of Understanding / MoU) regarding the Study of the Potential of Solar Power Plants in the PT Angkasa Pura II Environment.

In line with the MoU, a technical study on the implementation of EBT will be carried out at 3 airports, namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Kualanamu Airport in Deli Serdang, and Banyuwangi Airport.

President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin said it was hoped that the technical study would be over at the end of the year.

"The location for the technical study was determined at 3 airports according to a letter from PT Len Industri, and we think it is very adequate. Soekarno-Hatta Airport is the largest airport, then Kualanamu is the second largest, while Banyuwangi is an airport whose development has led to the concept of a green airport, ”explained Muhammad Awaluddin after signing the MoU with PT Len Industri.

Furthermore, Muhammad Awaluddin said the purpose of using EBT at PT Angkasa Pura II's airport was to complement the electricity source from PLN, minimize the cost of electricity consumption, and apply the green airport concept.

"For example, at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the use of EBT by 10% of the need alone is already 6.5 megawatts. That is quite large enough to use EBT, ”said Muhammad Awaluddin.

In the next 2 years, PT Angkasa Pura II targets the use of EBT at airports to reach 10% of the total electricity use / consumption. "The implementation of EBT is also the company's strategy in implementing Business Survival Initiatives in the midst of a pandemic, as well as optimizing it through pivoting businesses or looking for existing opportunities," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Meanwhile, President Director of PT Len Industri Zakky Gamal Yasin said, "The study [readiness] is complete. Later the study can be synchronized with the AP II Roadmap for all airports, thus supporting AP II's long-term plan. "

In the same place, the Director of Energy Conservation at the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Hariyanto said the ministry would conduct a study on the development of EBT at Banyuwangi Airport.

As it is known, on 22 October 2020 PT Angkasa Pura II and the Directorate General of EBTKE of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources have signed an MoU on the Application of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy at Airports.

"The technical studies can be synergized later. We will initiate the [technical study] at Banyuwangi Airport, by looking at the work profile, "said Hariyanto.

PLTS at Soekarno-Hatta Airport
In the Soekarno-Hatta Airport area, PLTS is currently installed in the Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC) building.

A total of 720 solar panel systems with photovoltaics with a maximum capacity of 241 kilo watts per peak (kWp) are installed on the roof of the building to provide electricity to sophisticated equipment at the AOCC.

The AOCC itself has a very vital role in ensuring smooth operations at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.