EMR: Energy management in 679 commercial buildings could save Rp 900 billion

Jakarta – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) estimates that 679 commercial buildings must manage energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The policy refers to Government Regulation (PP) Number 33 of 2023 on Energy Conversion as an amendment to PP Number 70 of 2023.

Expert Staff to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Sripeni Inten Cahyani, said that according to the government regulation, buildings with energy consumption greater than or equal to 500 tonnes of energy per year must implement energy management.

“If this policy is well realised, there will be energy savings of 66,000 tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide) per year or the equivalent of Rp 900 billion,” she said in an official statement at a seminar at the Indonesian Refrigeration and HVAC Exhibition in Jakarta.

The mandatory forms of energy management include appointing an energy manager, developing an energy conservation programme, conducting periodic audits, implementing recommendations from energy audits, and reporting on the implementation of energy management.

On that occasion, the President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Indonesia Chapter, Herlin Herlianika, said that the building sector in Indonesia has contributed 50 per cent of total energy expenditure and more than 70 per cent of overall electricity consumption.

From this large amount of energy use in the building sector, Indonesia has contributed to 30 per cent of GHGs. Thus, building energy conservation also needs to be done

“This effort is one of Indonesia’s commitments to reduce GHG in the energy sector by 358 million tonnes of CO2 or 12.5 per cent with its ability, or 446 million tonnes of CO2 or 15.5 per cent with international assistance by 2030 according to the National Determined Contribution (NDC) document,” she said. (Hartatik)

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