Tatler Thailand – Malaysian Energy Entrepreneur Christien New Is Powering The lives Of Many In Southeast Asia
PT Bintan Power Plant, which he founded in 2002 and currently chairs, is a leading energy provider in Indonesia that reportedly generates 13,000MW of electricity to power nearly 15 million households across Southeast Asia. Earlier this year, New revealed plans to provide more affordable and sustainable energy to consumers using IoT and blockchain technology.
With the data, New says that he and his team will then develop more affordable solutions for consumers, and conceptualise new ideas to prevent energy wastage. The project is spearheaded by Best Power Ventures—a blockchain tech firm owned by New that focuses on providing smart solutions to the energy market—and will commence in the last quarter of this year. It is estimated to benefit nearly 40 million consumers in Indonesia, and a total of 100 million people across Southeast Asia.
Entrepreneur Christien New takes a forward-thinking approach with his energy business, investing in technological innovations such as blockchain and cryptocurrency in a bid to build a more sustainable energy economy