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Jakarta Post

PLN to issue tradable renewable energy certificates to promote clean energy

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 28, 2020   /  04:20 pm
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Wind turbines generate power in Sidrap regency of South Sulawesi. (JP/Andi Hajramurni)

State-owned electricity firm PLN will issue renewable energy certificates (REC) to support the government’s program to promote the use of clean energy in the country in cooperation with Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) Indonesia. PLN deputy president director Darmawan Prasodjo said the certificate issuance was part of the company’s efforts to push the country’s clean energy agenda by making more use of renewable sources, such as wind, sun, geothermal power and hydropower. He said PLN currently had renewable energy plants with a combined capacity of 7,681 megawatt and planned to increase that to more than 15,000 MW by 2028. “We need to balance [economic] growth with environmental sustainability; the prosperity of this generation must be passed on to future generations,” Darmawan told reporters on Jan. 23, following the signing of a coo...