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The First Commercial Wind Power Generation is Build in Indonesia

Last week I read performance report of Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Indonesia has succeeded in developing the first commercial wind farm in Indonesia. The wind farm was constructed in Sidrap, South Sulawesi. The capacity is 75 MW, consisted of 30 turbines with capacity of 2.5 MW each. The wind farm can supply electricity to 150.000 houses (450 VA per house) [1].

Sidrap wind farm was sponsored by UPC Solar and Wind Investment LLC, a Delaware limited liability company [2]. The wind farm is operated by PT Sidrap Bayu Energi. The electricity is sold to PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to a 30-year power purchase agreement [2].

The wind farm used turbine from Gamesa G114 blade class IIA. Tower’s height is 80 meter. Average wind power is 7.4 m/s [3].

Sidrap Wind Farm 75 MW
Sidrap Wind Farm 75 MW

As Indonesia citizen, I feel so proud with this development. I hope Indonesia will achieve 100% electrification!


[1] 4 Tahun Kinerja Hingga Kuartal III 2018 Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral

[2] Information Summary for the Public PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi (

[3] Renewable Energy (

[4] Source of picture:

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