Energy Watch: Including captive generation in the JETP draft CIPP is essential

Jakarta – The Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) Secretariat has officially opened the draft Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan (CIPP) to the public via The launch of the JETP CIPP is targeted before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, UAE, on 30 November 2023.

In the executive summary of the JETP CIPP draft, it is mentioned that several targets have been set together in the JETP Technical Working Group. However, this does not include modelling and analysis of off-grid power generation. Alternatives to captive generation are still being sought.

In response, Energy Watch Executive Director Daymas Arangga said captive plants, such as coal-based power plants owned by industry, have not been prioritised. However, there is hope that the private sector will use its capabilities to pursue the energy transition.

“The government also needs to prepare further regulations related to these (captive) power plants so that they are in line with the energy transition road map. There are also diesel power plants (PLTD) whose capacity is small but many. In CIPP, they may not be included, but in the national emission assessment matrix, they must be included,” Arangga said in a written statement.

Moreover, the capacity of captive power plants in Indonesia is more than 10 gigawatts (GW). Therefore, all stakeholders, including the government, need to think about and analyse this, including national electricity supply-demand projections that must no longer be wrong.

Arangga said that not including captive plants might affect funding commitments from donor countries through energy transition programmes. However, because the CIPP is a living document, it is expected that JETP funding will remain optimal to support the energy transition. “Transparency also needs to be promoted,” he said. (Hartatik)

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