JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The Indonesian government has set an ambitious goal to develop 16,714 MW of renewable energy in the next few years as a move to compensate the reduction of the use of fossil fuel, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said.
The plan is in line with the government’s target to raise the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mixed to a minimum of 23% by 2025, Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan said.
“We are now, in particular, trying to accelerate the development of renewable energy because the law mandates the government to increase the share of renewable energy in the national energy mixed to 23% by 2025,” Minister Jonan said.
In addition, the government encourages independent power producers to develop clean coal technology (CCT) in coal-fired power plants.
At the same time, the government targets to slash the use of fossil fuel to only 0.4% in the energy mixed by 2025.
In order to speed up the development of renewable energy, the energy ministry has given wider room for the state-utility company and independent power producers to develop renewable energy projects outside projects that are included in the Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL).
“This policy aims to stimulate the development of renewable energy-based power plants,” Minister Jonan said during the launch of RUPTL of PLN for the period of 2019-2028.
The RUPTL 2019-2028 is issued through Ministerial Decree No. 39/K/20/MEM/2019 dated Feb. 20, 2019.
Based on the latest RUPTL (2019-2028), the government sets out a plan to develop 56,395 MW of power plants until 2028, 57,293 km of transmissions, 124,341 MVA of substations, 472,795 km of a distribution network and 33,730 MVA of distribution substations.
The business plan assumes the growth of electricity demand at an average of 6-7% per annum. (*)
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