Amazon has signed a power purchase agreement with Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero, aka PLN) to procure solar power for its operations in Indonesia.

The cloud and e-commerce giant has signed a deal with the state-owned energy firm to procure energy from four solar sites that will be located in Bali and Java Island on the Java-Madura-Bali network.

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"PLN is fully committed to supporting the government's program to implement clean energy and accelerating it with a clear roadmap to achieve this mission. This collaboration between the private and public sectors is a key strategy to ensure a clean and affordable energy future,” said Darmawan Prasodjo, main director of PT PLN (Persero).

First announced in April 2019, AWS launched its first Indonesian cloud region in Jakarta last year.

Carly Wishart, director of planning, shipping & execution data center for Asia-Pacific, Japan & China at Amazon, added: “We are pleased to announce our first EBT project in Indonesia in collaboration with PLN, putting Amazon on the path to 100 percent renewable energy. PLN and the Amazon team have worked together to open new ways for companies to obtain EBT domestically.

"The EBT project will supply energy for Amazon's Indonesian operations and help advance Amazon's goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions across its businesses by 2040. We look forward to continuing collaboration with PLN to enable more renewable energy projects in Indonesia.”

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