Jakarta – The Indonesia Clean Energy Forum (ICEF) and the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) are urging the government to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector as a strategic step that simultaneously reduces emissions in other sectors, such as transport and industry.
ICEF and IESR encourage the government to consider three key areas: incentivising the operation of flexible power systems, transparency in procurement processes, and regulatory reforms to encourage greater adoption of renewable energy.
ICEF Chairman Bambang Brodjonegoro at the Indonesia Energy Transition Dialogue (IETD) 2023 said clean, zero-emission energy is the backbone of future primary energy globally and it is time for the government to focus on developing green energy generation to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector.
IETD 2023 was organised by ICEF and IESR in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) in Jakarta from 18 to 20 September to discuss technological innovations in clean energy generation such as biomass, geothermal, hydro energy, solar, and wind.
On that occasion, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif said that energy transition requires significant infrastructure transformation, especially for developing countries. The unavailability of infrastructure support and high investment with limited funding are some of the challenges of energy transition in Indonesia.
“Indonesia is collaborating with other countries to overcome these challenges by providing competitive technology, competitive financing, easy access to sustainable financing, as well as increasing the capacity of its human resources,” Tasrif said.
Fabby Tumiwa, Executive Director of IESR and ICEF, highlighted that an energy transition that is fair, safe and beneficial for all citizens requires careful planning and involves all community groups. (Hartatik)