ABB in Indonesia hosts Swiss Vice President for talks on project initiatives for renewable energy

2016-05-13 - Swiss Vice President Doris Leuthard visited ABB’s factory in Cibitung, West Java to discuss how ABB can support Indonesia’s renewable energy projects. Key topics of discussion included development of key energy projects in collaboration with local partners.

Switzerland’s Vice President Doris Leuthard along with several Swiss delegates visited ABB’s factory in Cibitung, West Java as part of an official visit to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia and the country’s ministers. The meeting with President Widodo was aimed at fostering greater trade relations between the two countries.

ABB provided an opportunity for a discussion on Indonesia’s renewable energy projects by facilitating a meeting with several key stakeholders including PLN and other business representatives in Indonesia. One of the important topics discussed included how ABB can support the country’s renewable energy initiatives and PLN’s leading energy projects, as well as promoting stronger partnerships with the private sectors in Indonesia. Promising technologies are renewables-powered microgrids, which ABB is enabling in remote communities around the world.

The meeting with ABB and business partners comes as Indonesia embarks on plans to construct power plants, producing an additional 35,000 MW of electricity by 2019. The program is also supporting the government’s target to increase the use of renewable energy by 23% in 2025. In this program, PLN will build 10,000MW, while the remaining 25,000MW will be offered to private sectors or often called Independent Power Producers (IPP).

The talks covered Indonesia’s challenges in infrastructure and expertise, areas where ABB can support the government and supply the communities across the country with stable and reliable electricity. ABB has a strong portfolio of products for renewable energy integration, distribution and automation solutions of interconnected renewable energy sources that form local microgrids.

“With more than 125 years of experience in power technologies, ABB has clearly demonstrated exceptional expertise in delivering safe, reliable and efficient grid connections which play a key role in integrating renewables. We are looking forward to contributing even stronger to Indonesia in providing the people access to clean electricity,” said Richard Ledgard, Country Managing Director of ABB in Indonesia.

The vice president and delegates also visited ABB’s solar panel installation at the factory rooftop, for which ABB was commended for its strong commitment to clean and sustainable energy. The tour also included the MCB assembly process, key markets and application as well as the stringent safety procedures that the delegates took particular interest in. Rounded off the tour was a visit to ABB’s demonstration room for a presentation on ABB’s energy-efficient solution for buildings such as KNX systems.

ABB has been involved in several renewable energy projects in Indonesia. In 2013, ABB’s energy storage system enabled the 24-hour supply of stable electricity through solar power for the population of Pegunungan Bintang, Oksibil Papua. This solution resulted in cost efficiency and a reduced reliance on diesel power generators. In 2014, ABB supplied a 240 kW EssPro Energy Storage Power Conversion System (PCS) for a pilot project set up on a picturesque Indonesian island, Kei Besar, Maluku. As a result, the state utility company has considerably reduced power generation costs, while cutting down on air and noise pollution, bringing financial and environmental benefits to the local community.

ABB has also delivered more than 80 microgrid solutions worldwide. In 2015, ABB’s microgrid solution helped boost renewable energy use by a remote community in Kenya. In this project, ABB designed, supplied and installed a PowerStore flywheel-based microgrid stabilization solution for the Marsabit wind farm in northern Kenya, aiming to provide the majority of its approximately 50 million citizens access to stable and reliable electricity by 2020. In addition, this year, ABB is supplying a substation for the Shams Ma’an photovoltaic project, the largest of its kind in Jordan and a significant project in the Middle East. This will help the country reach renewable targets of 10 percent of its energy mix by 2020.

ABB ( is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

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