Jakarta – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) will build physical infrastructure in the new, renewable energy and energy conservation (EBTKE) energy sector starting in 2023, with a budget allocation of Rp 868.7 billion, officials said Friday (23/9).
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif in a written statement said, the budget includes adjustment from rooftop solar power plants (PLTS) to integrated solar panels and micro hydro electric generators in underdeveloped, frontier, and border areas amounting IDR 94.44 billion and IDR 500.94 billion is allocated for Public Street Lighting Activities – Solar Power (PJU-TS).
He said the government also emphasized its commitment to immediately implement the infrastructure procurement process in 2022 through a budget planning (pradipa) auction, so that in early 2023 it can run and the people can immediately take advantage of it.
On various occasions, Dadan Kusdiana, Director General of EBTKE at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, explained that the installation of PJU-TS is expected to be a solution for electricity efficiency for lighting in the community. This facility will also save on the expenditure of Regional Original Revenue (PAD) that comes from the street lighting tax. “The benefits are the same as rooftop solar panels, namely reducing electricity bill payments,” said Dadan.
The choice of lighting using PJU-TS as a lighting aid has the advantage of being stand-alone. This facility uses sunlight as a source of electrical energy, so it is suitable for traveling in areas that have not been reached by PLN electricity as well as areas experiencing an electrical energy crisis, especially in remote areas.
The PJU-TS provided in this program has a one-year maintenance guarantee plus a two-year system warranty from the end of the maintenance guarantee, so a total of three years of repair warranty is borne by the provider. (Hartatik)