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Analysis: Promoting renewable energy in Indonesia

  • Adjie Harisandi

    Mandiri

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 12 2018   /  03:06 am

Indonesia has an objective of increasing the proportion of new and renewable energy (NRE) in its national energy mix. This has been stated in Presidential Regulation No. 79/2014 on the national energy policy, which states that the proportion of NRE should be at least 23 percent in 2025 and 31 percent of the total energy consumption in 2050. This target was quite ambitious as at the time, the proportion of NRE was still relatively very low. In 2014, when this target was announced, the proportion was only 6 percent of Indonesia’s total energy consumption. NRE consumption within the period from 2015 to 2025 is targeted to increase from 13 million tons of oil equivalent (TOE) to 92 million TOE, a remarkable increase of around 600 percent. Indonesia actually has considerable NRE potential, so the government should be able to achieve the target. According to a report published by the Energy ...