Indonesia Prepares Three Schemes for Electricity Export to Singapore
The Indonesian government plans to export electricity to Singapore in exchange for stopping gas supplies. Energy and Mineral Resources ESDM Ministry's Director General of Electricity, Rida Mulyana, revealed that the ASEAN Power Grid cooperation had opened up the opportunity for Indonesia to execute the plan. Moreover, Singapore has officially announced the need to import 7-gigawatt (GW) electricity.
"We aim to earn foreign exchange from electricity exports because so far we have only exported gas used for electricity generation there. Why don't we generate electricity ourselves (for export)?" Rida explained on Wednesday. He stated that Malaysia would not export electricity to Singapore, so the city-state would rely on Indonesia to satisfy its energy needs. "That is why we are pursuing this opportunity. Now, there are several companies looking to export electricity to Singapore."