Indonesian government collaborates with IEA in drawing NRE roadmap

Nusa Dua, Bali – The government collaborates with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to plan green energies which can later be developed into renewable energy sources in the future, officials said Friday (2/9).

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Arifin Tasrif at the Energy Transition Ministerial Meeting (ETMM) in Nusa Dua, Bali, said solar and geothermal energy are the main focus of developing new and renewable energy (NRE) in the preparation of the energy transition roadmap, to achieve the carbon neutral target or Net Zero Emission (NZE) by 2060.

“Several mitigation actions have been identified to achieve NZE 2060, including the development of massive new and renewable energy, with a focus on solar and geothermal power,” he said.

Tasrif said the government is gradually stopping coal-fired power generation and beginning to adopt the use of low-emission technologies such as super grid transmission and also carbon capture as well as the application of electrical equipment and conversion to electric vehicles; implementation of energy efficiency equipment for the industrial, transportation and building sectors and the use of other energy sources such as nuclear, hydro and ammonia.

“Additional power generation after 2030 will only be from new and renewable energy. Starting in 2035, NRE sources will dominate, and nuclear power plants will enter the system in early 2040,” he added.

In this regard, the government needs to strengthen collaboration among countries, because the energy transition requires huge financial support and numerous efforts. Tasrif said, commitment and collaboration from international partners is also needed to ensure the availability of investment. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Arifin Tasrif tries the official motorbike of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources from the previous oil-fueled (BBM) being converted into an electric motor in Denpasar, Bali, Tuesday (30/8). (Hartatik)

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