Yogyakarta – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) requires the installation of rooftop solar power plants (PLTS) to be accompanied by a power installation certification. The Technical Inspection Institute (LIT) is appointed as the certification implementer who must ensure that each rooftop solar power plant installation has been declared to fulfil electricity safety requirements and is fit for operation.
In a Sharing Session on the Installation Standards of Rooftop Solar PV Installations in Yogyakarta, Director of Engineering and Environment of the Directorate General of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) Mohamad Priharto Dwinugroho said that the task of the Ministry of ESDM is to ensure that the installation of Rooftop Solar PV meets the rules of Electricity Safety provisions.
“In the construction and installation of rooftop solar power plants, it is necessary to pay attention to and fulfil the rules of electricity safety provisions, so that the rooftop solar power plant can operate safely, reliably and environmentally friendly,” Dwinugroho said in a written statement.
Furthermore, according to him, LIT must ensure the electrical safety of rooftop solar power plants, as evidenced by the ownership of a Certificate of Operation (SLO). In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the Rooftop Solar PV equipment used, such as solar panels, inventors, control systems, and protection, have met the applicable rules and standards according to statutory provisions.
The government is committed to accelerating the energy transition in pursuit of a net-zero emissions target by 2060 or sooner. One of the efforts is rooftop solar power. With the huge potential of rooftop solar power, reaching 32.5 gigawatts (GW), it is expected that rooftop solar power can be a solution for green energy utilisation and can be an opportunity for all parties, including households, industry, business, social, and government to contribute to the energy transition.
On that occasion, in addition to socialising the installation standards for rooftop solar power plants, a commitment was also signed by the Installation Business Entity and LIT so that every installation of rooftop solar power plants can meet the rules of electricity safety.
“The signing of this commitment is expected to increase accountability in achieving the goal of creating electricity installations, especially PLTS that are reliable, safe and environmentally friendly,” Nugroho added. (Hartatik)