Energy Roadmap aims to develop 700 GW of renewable energy by 2060

Jakarta – The Indonesian government must develop 700 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy (NRE), if it is to achieve the net zero emissions (NZE) target by 2060 outlined in the energy transition roadmap, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR).

“This commitment to transition towards sustainable energy is not only for Indonesia but also for countries in the Southeast Asia (ASEAN) region,” said Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif in an official statement.

ASEAN countries are now focusing on increasingly centralised energy development towards Net Zero Emission (NZE), where the transition towards renewable energy is a key pillar to achieve this goal. Moreover, these countries have diverse and abundant energy resources, especially more than 17,000 GW of renewable energy resources.

“Most of the new renewable energy in ASEAN countries is solar power, its capacity reaches 15,602 GW. Followed by wind 1,255 GW,” Tasrif said.

The fossil energy reserves are dominated by gas at 130 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF), mainly from Indonesia 44 TCF, Malaysia 32 TCF, and Vietnam 22.8 TCF. Indonesia alone, will develop 700 GW of renewable energy in the overall energy mix, which comes from solar, water, marine, geothermal and nuclear power.

“Indonesia will also build a super grid to increase the development of renewable energy, while maintaining the stability and security of the electricity system. This will open up opportunities to connect with the ASEAN Power Grid,” he said. (Hartatik)

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