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Pertamina NRE-Huawei collaborate for renewable energy, smart grid development

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Pertamina New and Renewable Energy (Pertamina NRE) has entered into a partnership with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd for the development of renewable energy and smart grid technologies in Indonesia. The collaboration encompasses innovation and the development of smart grid technology, distributed generation and digitization.

Norman Ginting, Director of Projects and Operations at Pertamina NRE, expressed enthusiasm for the strategic collaboration with Huawei.

“We hope that with Huawei’s experience in renewable energy technology, it can support Pertamina NRE’s aspirations in developing a low-carbon business and energy transition,” Norman said as quoted by Katadata.co.id on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Earlier, the memorandum of understanding was signed by Norman Ginting, Director of Projects & Operations at Pertamina NRE, and Jing Song, Head of the Digital Power Business Department at Huawei Tech Investment, on January 11, 2024.

Norman emphasized that the partnership aims to bring breakthroughs in the development of renewable energy projects in Indonesia, strengthening Pertamina NRE’s operations through digitization and smart grid applications.

As part of the collaboration, Pertamina NRE and Huawei will explore and conduct various studies to identify potential joint projects. The partnership will also involve knowledge-sharing and technical studies related to mutually identified projects.

Jing Song expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, emphasizing that it is expected to benefit the people of Indonesia. The national energy resilience through clean energy will be enhanced through the development of renewable energy and smart grid technologies.

On another note, Fadjar Djoko Santoso, Vice President of Corporate Communication at PT Pertamina, highlighted that Pertamina is actively developing renewable energy to support the Net Zero Emission 2060 target.

He stated, “Collaboration continues with various parties because the development of renewable energy requires collaboration and high technology.”

According to data from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), the share of renewable energy in Indonesia’s primary energy mix was 13.09 percent in 2023, below the target that was set at 17.9 percent.

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