Jakarta – Through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), the government will require the hospitality and transportation sectors to report on energy management starting next year. This policy aligns with the implementation of Government Regulation No. 33 Year 2023 on Energy Conservation, an amendment to Government Regulation No. 70/2009 on Energy Conservation.
Energy Conservation Business Development Coordinator of the EMR Ministry, Devi Laksmi, said that the Government Regulation on Energy Conservation expands the scope of energy conservation to commercial buildings, including hotels, and the transportation sector. Previously, only energy providers in the EMR sector, such as power plants, refineries, mining, and energy-intensive industries, including cement and fertilisers, with energy utilisation limited to 6,000 tonnes TOE per year, were subject to conserving energy.
Currently, energy consumption for the building sector is limited to 500 tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) per year or 5.8 gigawatts per hour (GWh) of electricity use annually. Meanwhile, energy utilisation for the transport and industrial sectors is limited to 4,000 TOE per year.
“By 2022, the number of companies reporting energy conservation is 242, covering the industrial sector and ESDM. Next year, (energy management) reporting from the hotel and transportation sectors will be included,” Laksmi said at the Launch of the Action Plan for Mitigating Emissions Reduction from the Accommodation Subsector, organised in a hybrid manner, by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.
She said the total energy consumption reported by the 242 companies was 852,1266 GWh, and there were energy savings of 20,461 GWh, and emission reduction was recorded at 11,727,813 tonnes Co2 eq. According to the report, 60 per cent of the most significant energy use in buildings is for air conditioning and lighting. Laksmi said hotels or commercial buildings consuming more than 500 TOE of energy per year must implement energy conservation through energy management.
The energy management includes appointing an energy manager and developing an energy efficiency programme within the hotel or other commercial buildings. In addition, regular energy audits by certified auditors and energy management reporting through an application platform. When the criteria are fulfilled, the building or business will receive a mark, such as a minimum energy performance standard or an energy-saving label. (Hartatik)
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