Indonesia, UK sign MoU to develop renewable energy in Eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (MERM) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop low-carbon energy projects in Indonesia, in particular in the eastern region.

“United Kingdom will contribute in the development of renewable infrastructure in a small scale in Eastern Indonesia, because I believe although the scale is small, it can become an effort to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth,” Edo syahrial, secretary general of the energy ministry said after signing the MoU.

The UK government was represented by U.K’s Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and East Timor H.E. Moazzam Malik.

Indonesia has set target to speed up the development of renewable energy in Indonesia, in which renewable energy would contribute 23% of the national energy mixed by 2025.

So far, geothermal energy has become the largest contributor of renewable energy with installed capacity of 1,948.5 MW, wind power 75 MW (PLTB Sidrap) and Bio Energy around 1,858.5 MW.

Another wind power PLTB Jeneponto in South Sulawesi with installed capacity of 72 MW will boost the country’s renewable energy contribution.

The cooperation will encompass encouraging private projects to involve in renewables by devleoping pilot project; provide technical assistance and facilitating financing for renewable energy development, providing renewable energy infrastructure and stimulate international cooperation for transfer of technology and stimulate innovation. ()

Written by Staff Writer

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

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