Indonesia moves forward with plans for 145MW floating solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Jakarta Post:State electricity company PLN’s Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB) unit is looking to begin construction of the $129 million Cirata floating solar power plant in West Java next year with support from Abu Dhabi-based renewables firm Masdar.The companies will kick off development of the 145-megawatt (MW) Cirata floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant next week, when PLN signs a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Masdar, said PLN strategic procurement director 1, Sripeni Inten Cahyani.“After signing the PPA, we aim to reach a financial close within a year. So, by early 2021, we can begin construction,” Sripeni told reporters on Tuesday.Once fully operational at 145 MW, Cirata will be Indonesia’s largest solar power plant, taking over the title from the 15 MW Likupang plant in North Sulawesi. The project will help boost renewable energy development in Indonesia, which is high on the agenda of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.Indonesia has set a target to have renewable energy account for 23 percent of the country’s energy mix, while the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society (METI) estimates that renewable energy will contribute around 9 percent to the energy mix in 2019.In its first stage of development, the Cirata plant will have a capacity of 50 MW, Sripeni said. PJB aims to increase the capacity to 145 MW by 2022. She also said PLN would pay 5.8 US cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) of the plant’s electricity.[Norman Harsono]More: UAE’s Masdar to support development of Indonesia’s largest solar power plant Indonesia moves forward with plans for 145MW floating solar projectlast_img read more

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‘I never thought I would have to come here.’ Crisis drives French to food banks

first_imgNatalia, 34, had a good job in a Paris bakery, but when the coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut, she was furloughed. With loans to pay and a family of four to support, she found herself where she thought she’d never wind up: the food bank.Even though France has made it through the worst of the coronavirus lockdown, charities say workers hurt by the economic crisis are still in dire need of help. And if a second wave should hit in the autumn, they are warning of serious hardship to come.”I’m not embarrassed, but it’s too bad we can’t get by on our own,” Natalia told Reuters outside a food bank run by charity Secours Populaire in Houilles, a suburb of Paris. Though she was able to go back to work two weeks ago, business at the bakery is still dire and Natalia is worried she could lose her job for good at any moment. For now, she still relies on groceries from the charity to keep food on the table.”What scares me is how are we going to get by if there is a second wave?”Hamza, a student from Morocco, earned his livelihood giving maths lessons to high school pupils. Lockdown in March left him with no income.”I don’t have any more resources available. So I come here, at least I get something to eat,” he said. “I would have never thought I’d have to come here.”Charity Restos du Coeur says it is feeding 20-30% more people than normal since the crisis hit in March. Staff say stories like those of Hamza and Natalia are now typical, whereas once they rarely would see students or working people.Government officials have said that as many as eight million people might need food aid by the end of the year, a number food banks say they are not prepared to cope with.”If the pandemic comes back in autumn on top of all the unemployment, it’ll be an explosive mix,” said Restos du Coeur head Patrice Blanc. Topics :last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person

first_imgJob Vacancy: Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny, Donegal’s main Hyundai dealer, are inviting applications for the post of Store Person.The person we are looking for must be diligent, a good communicator as well as having the people skills required to work in this ever changing and busy environment.Responsibilities will include maintaining adequate inventory as well as having excellent organisational skills. Candidates must also be computer literate. Previous experience of working in a garage store or having a mechanical background is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to the successful applicant.If you feel that you meet the criteria we would like to hear from you in the hope that you could be joining our busy main dealership.Please email your application including your CV to [email protected] or you can post it to The Manager, Divers Hyundai, Canal Road, Letterkenny. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 5pm.Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Diver’s Hyundailetterkenny jobsstores personlast_img read more

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