Indonesian conglomerate Sintesa Group has a finger in many pies, but it is now aiming to be a leader in green energy as Indonesia steps up efforts to enhance its electricity generation capacity.
The Sintesa Group, which has its headquarters in Jakarta, owns several companies in the consumer products, real estate, industrial and energy sectors. The company currently operates a 110MW gas and steam-powered plant in South Sumatra as an Independent Power Producer (IPP). It is also developing a 100MW geothermal power plant in Banten, the westernmost province of Indonesia's Java island.
According to the company's chief executive, renewable energy is a key area of focus, with the government also placing greater emphasis on green sources.
"Right now, we're [involved] more in gas and geothermal but we know we need the technology so we are partnering with foreign parties," said Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, CEO of Sintesa Group.