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Indonesia raises share of renewable energy to 22.5% in energy mix in 2025

JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Indonesia’s Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) for 2017-2026, prepared by the state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), has raised the share of renewable energy target to 22.5% in the country’s energy mixed in 2025, from 19.6% in previous plan, acting Director General for Electricity Rida Mulyana said.

The RUPTL is the revision of previous RUPTL for period of 2016-2025. Based on the RUPTL 2017-2026, Indonesia targets to have installed power capacity of 125 GW in 2025, from around 55 GW at present.

Rida said in 2019, Indonesia’s power capacity will increase to 79 GW as some of the power plants that are being developed will commence commercial operations.

“In the RUPTL 2017-2026, we have revised the use of renewable energy for power. If all the renewable energy sources such as hydro, geothermal and other renewable energy are combined, the share of renewable energy will reach 22.5% in 2025. This is in line with the National Energy Master Plan (RUEN),” Rida Mulyana said at a coffee morning event at the energy ministry on Monday (Apr 10).

He said the largest contributor to the source of energy to generate power plants is coal, which will contribute 50% of total energy mix, followed by gas 26% and fuel 0.4%.

The RUPTL of PLN for period of 2017-2026 has been approved by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry through a ministerial decree Kepmen ESDM, No. 1415 K/20/MEM/2017 on March 29, 2017.

The revision of the RUPTL was to adjust the economic growth assumption which forces PLN to scale down the power plant development targets as well as encourage the faster development of renewable energy.

At the occasion, the Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said the RUPTL should not be revised every year except there is changes in the external factors, such as significant changes in the economic growth assumptions. (*)

Edited by Roffie Kurniawan (roffie.kurniawan@gmail.com)

 

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