Australia Set To Export Wind & Solar Energy To Indonesia

A coalition of renewable energy leaders has unveiled plans to build a 6 gigawatt wind and solar hybrid power plant in Western Australia with the sole intention of exporting its electricity production to its northern neighbor Indonesia via subsea electrical cables.

The project in question is the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), a proposed 6 GW (gigawatt) hybrid wind and solar power plant which would then export the electricity north via subsea cables to Indonesia, thereby solving several key energy and sustainable development issues currently facing the Asian country. The wind and solar generating technology would be manufactured in Indonesia, creating a new source of skilled, high-tech jobs and supporting the development of an important supply chain.