Electricity oversupply hinders development of NRE generators

Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Airlangga Hartarto said this week at the Independent Economic Discussion event, various efforts to develop new and renewable energy (NRE) on Java island will face obstacles, because of the excess supply of electricity that currently reaches 5 Gigawatts (GW).

He said the development of NRE generators is a government program in the electricity sector to pursue the target of a 23% NRE mix in 2025 and 31% in 2030. This is in line with the government’s ambition to pursue a net zero emission (NZE) target in 2060. In 2022, the government plans to increase the capacity of NRE generators up to 12,529 megawatts. As of November 2022, the actual installed NRE generating capacity has reached 12,526 MW.

Installed capacity consists of a 5,989 MW Hydro Power Plants, a 563 MW Mini Power Plant, a 127 MW Micro Hydro Power Plant, a 2,343 MW Geothermal Power Plant, 153 MW Solar Power Plant, 97 MW Roof Solar Power Plant, 154 MW Wind Power Plant, 2,914 MW Biomass Power Plant, 139 MW Biogas Power Plant, 28 MW Waste Power Plant, 5 MW Bio-fuel Power Plant, 3.6 MW Hybrid power generators, 28 MW Solar Public Street Lighting, 11 MW Energy Saving Solar Lights.

The NRE mix from an installed capacity of 12.5 MW will only reach 12.6% of the total national energy mix in 2022. Even so, this achievement is projected to continue to increase, in line with the government’s commitment to increase installed capacity up to 368 MW in 2023. (Hartatik)

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