Palm oil heavyweight Asian Agri is seeking buyers of its excess electricity being produced by its biogas power plants in Sumatra that have been in operation since last year.
Asian Agri, a subsidiary of the Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) conglomerate group, currently has five biogas plants: two each in Riau and North Sumatra and one in Jambi, each capable of producing up to 2 megawatts (MW).
Asian Agri’s Buatan I Plantation mill manager Parnel Siagian said the firm was interested in selling the excess power supply to any party, including state electricity company PLN.
“Our negotiations with PLN is still in its initial phase. We hope to hear good news from them, but in the meantime we are also open to other parties that are interested [in buying the electricity],” he said Tuesday.