Bappenas: Energy transition key to a successful Golden Indonesia 2045

Jakarta – Indonesia is racing to achieve its ambitious “Indonesia Emas 2045” or “Golden Indonesia 2045,” which aims to boost economic growth, match the per capita income of developed countries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Bappenas official, in part by transitioning to renewable energy.

Ervan Maksum, Deputy for Facilities and Infrastructure at the Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), highlighted the important role of energy transition as a “game changer” in achieving a Golden Indonesia 2045. According to him, the provision of sustainable energy is key to meeting basic needs, supporting economic activity, and achieving sustainable development for the people of Indonesia.

“The energy transition does not only depend on the use of modern technology, but also requires the support of appropriate regulations and institutions. Through these energy transition measures, we hope to fulfil Indonesia’s commitment to the world by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 32%-43% by 2030, as well as achieving the net zero emission (NZE) target by 2060 or even sooner,” Maksum said at Indonesia Sustainable Energy Week (ISEW) 2023.

Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), Yudo Dwinanda Priaadi, said that the government has designed a Roadmap for Early Termination of Coal-fired Power Plant Operations in accordance with Presidential Regulation 112/2022.

One of the goals of this roadmap is to end the operation of coal-fired power plants before 2030, with a total capacity of 6.1 GW. “The early end of coal-fired power plant operations is also included in the five investment focus areas of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with a target of achieving peak emissions of 290 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent,” he said. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: Indonesia Sustainable Energy Week (ISEW) 2023 takes place on 10-13 October 2023 in Jakarta. (Source: IESR)

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