The investor of the Batangtoru hydropower project is PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (PT NSHE), a company founded in 2008. The company has signed a Purchasing Power Agreement (PPA) with the National Electricity Company (PLN) on December 21, 2015 to develop a Peaker type PLTA with a capacity of 4 x 127, 5 MW in Batangtoru.


Batangtoru Hydroelectric Power Plant was built to ensure the fulfillment of electricity supply in North Sumatra and is not built for the benefit of several parties. At present, to meet the electricity needs of North Sumatra, PLN must rent a generator ship from Turkey. Without this generator ship, North Sumatra's electricity needs will not be fulfilled.

The construction of the Batangtoru Hydroelectric Power Plant will make PLN no longer need to rent generating ships. With a production capacity of up to 510 MW, the Batangtoru Hydropower Plant the electricity needs in North Sumatra will be met.

Batangtoru, which is the largest capacity hydropower plant in South Tapanuli Regency, is expected to operate in 2022. At that time, Batangtoru Hydroelectric Power Plant is able to support peak loads and will supply 2,124 GWh/year of energy or 15% of North Sumatra's peak load.

GREEN

In accordance with the Environmental Protection and Management Act No. 32/2009 Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant applies the green management principle. Batangtoru Hydroelectric Power Plant is responsible for planning, conducting, evaluating and regulating technic, social, and ecology aspects in every company’s policy that is harmonious with the environment.


SAFE

Batang Toru is the hydropower plant that able to implement international standard (International Finance Corporation – IFC Performance Standard) in environment management in a sustainable manner. Sustainable environment management is based on technical protection (safe technique), social protection, and ecological protection (safe ecology) so that it can protect, safeguard, and preserve social, cultural, and biodiversity.

WELFARE

Able to apply international standards (International Finance Corporation - IFC Performance Standard) in sustainable social management (social sustainability),technical welfare, social welfare, and ecological welfare. These are the main considerations in everi decision making that our company does. The result is, our company will be able to provide the greatest benefit for the welfare of the surrounding community and the people of Indonesia.

Information about Batangtoru Hydroelectric Power Plant

Orangutan, hydro power plant can coexist

The Jakarta Post has published a number of opinion articles on the controversial construction of the hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) in the Batang Toru River in North Sumatra, which some green groups say is threatening the endemic species of Tapanuli orangutan there. more detail...

Batang Toru Hydropower Condemns the Shooting of Orangutans in Aceh

The management of the Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Station strongly condemned the shooting of an orangutan protected species named Hope in Aceh. more detail...

Batang Toru plant‘s Amdal to be completed immediately

PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE) as the developer of Batang Toru hydropower plant project will ensure to complete the enviromental impact analyses (Amdal) revision immediately. The revision was suggested directly by Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK). more detail...

Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant Can Reduce Carbon Emissions by 1.6 Million Tons / Year

PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE) said that the presence of the Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant would reduce the impact of environmental pollution. more detail...


The Presence of Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant Presses Oil Fuels Imports at IDR 5.6 Trillion

The presence of the Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant (PLTA) will later be claimed to be able to save state finances which are supposed to be used to import oil fuel (BBM) as the raw material for the plant. more detail...

Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant is targeted to operate in 2022

PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE) targets operating time or known as the commercial operation date (COD) of the Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant (PLTA) in North Sulawesi in 2022. NSHE‘s Senior Advisor Agus Djoko Ismanto said the development was... more detail...

Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant is not a Giant Dam

The Batang Toru hydroelectric power plant (locally known as HEPP) does not have a giant dam, therefore does not store large amounts of water. This Hydroelectric Power Plant is using river surface run off, a generator built on water that flows throughout the day. more detail...

Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant Does Not Cause Drought and Floods

The Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is being built by PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE), does not cause drought around the Batang Toru watershed or flooding in downstream villages as feared by a number of... more detail...