Chandra Asri to operate solar panels with a 1,153 kWp capacity
JAKARTA – PT Chandra Asri Tbk (TPIA) is operating a solar panel with a capacity of 1,153 kilowatt-peak (kWp), generating 1,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year. The second stage of the solar panel installation is done by Total Energies to supply 15% of TPIA’s electricity needs.
Erwin Ciputra, President Director of Chandra Asri, claims that the company invests in environmentally-friendly technology gradually, shifting to renewable energy to manage environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues. “We partner up with suppliers to reduce the emission during operational activities to maintain sustainability,” Ciputra confirms in a press conference, Thursday (22/7).
According to Ciputra, the said second solar panel could reduce carbon footprint up to 1,080 tons of CO2 emission per year. This energy-saving is equal to removing 230 operating vehicles on the road or planting 18,000 trees a year.
It is further specified that the electricity from this second solar panel would be utilised to charge electric forklift vehicles (EV) and power warehouses, laboratories, and offices. “Chandra Asri and Total Energies manage to complete the project according to the timeline despite the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ciputra adds. (LK/ZH)