As a part of our Vision 2025 initiative to provide reliable electricity to 100 million people by 2025, Fluidic Energy teamed with Caterpillar Inc. and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Indonesia’s state-owned Electricity Company, to bring clean, renewable electricity to 500 remote villages throughout Indonesia.
Dubbed the “500 Island” Renewable Energy Project, Fluidic Energy and its collaborators will embark on one of the most ambitious and largest rural electrification projects in the world, fulfilling the Indonesian Government’s promise of bringing reliable energy to all populated areas of the island country.
The village grid systems deployed will consist of 35MWp of photovoltaic panels and more than 250MWh of Fluidic Energy storage capacity. Initial projections tallied 325,000 households and more than 1.7 million residents to receive reliable electricity for the first time, but the positive impact to those local communities will be even greater.
With our manufacturing operation facilities already set up in Indonesia, the project will not only allow for a high volume of local content to be used in production, it will allow for a large number of new manufacturing and local jobs. In addition to safe, sustainable and reliable energy, we will provide training for local employees, as well as the Indonesian installation and service partners, further benefitting the local economies and standard of living.
“This project enhances Fluidic’s positioning as a global energy storage leader,” said Steve Scharnhorst, CEO of Fluidic Energy. “This type of rural electrification project is unprecedented in our industry. We’re excited to take part in this endeavor with our partners and provide our innovative renewable energy solutions to the citizens in Indonesia.”