Bali’s Nusa Penida island heading towards zero-emission

Jakarta – The Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) stated that Nusa Penida has an excellent opportunity to become a renewable energy-based island. Efforts towards achieving net-zero emission (NZE) targets by 2045 for Bali, and 100 per cent renewable energy in Nusa Penida by 2030 are inseparable from the active role of the Bali Provincial Government and a coalition of non-governmental partners.

At a media gathering organised by IESR, it was said that Nusa Penida is seen as a pilot island that will lead the way in the transition to renewable energy, setting a real example for Bali and the world.

IESR Executive Director Fabby Tumiwa said, “IESR studies show that by increasing renewable energy generation, the cost of electricity production can be cheaper than diesel plants”. He illustrated that the transition to renewable energy is both environmentally friendly and economical.

Following this presentation, Alvin Putra Sisdwinugraha, IESR’s Electricity Systems and Renewable Energy Analyst, highlighted that using 100 per cent renewable energy in Nusa Penida is technically possible.

“The first stage in achieving 100% renewable energy in 2030 is to achieve a diesel daytime-off system, which maximises the utilisation of the PLTS (solar power) and BESS (battery energy storage systems) during the day,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Bali Provincial Government and the Bali Zero Net Emissions coalition have been actively rallying support to realise this vision. The support of various parties, including the central government, development and non-governmental partners, the private sector, and the community, is critical to paving the path to net-zero emissions and renewable energy.

The roadmap and analytical study prepared by IESR provide the foundation for the next steps. By engaging Nusa Penida’s abundant renewable energy potential, including solar PV, biomass, biodiesel, ocean currents, and more, Bali can pursue its targets more efficiently and effectively.

Thus, Nusa Penida will be a stunning tourism destination and a centre of innovation in terms of renewable energy. This move brings Bali closer to net zero emissions and provides an inspiring example for other regions in Indonesia and around the world in facing the challenge of climate change. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: Top down view of solar power station in the field for renewable energy resources in Bali, Indonesia. Creativa Images/

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