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  • Industry dismisses govt’s claim of geothermal energy success

    30 October 2018

    The government may claim that it has had great success making geothermal energy a champion of investment in Indonesia’s renewable energy sector, but business players involved in the area are not convinced as they consider no significant progress to have been made after many years. Indonesian Geothermal Association (API) chairman Prijandaru Effendi pointed out that …

  • Ministry to revamp policy amid slow investment

    29 October 2018

    Renewable energy policy unappealing to investors: Experts, industry PLN’s slow progress seen as major reason for slow investment The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has acknowledged that its policy on renewable energy is hampering investment growth in the sector, opening up a possibility that it will improve a current regulation seen as unappealing to investors. …

  • Govt faces difficulties in supplying materials for B20

    29 October 2018

    Touted as one of the government’s major efforts to reduce fuel imports, which contribute to pressure on the rupiah, the mandatory 20 percent biodiesel (B20) mix policy is facing logistics issues that are disrupting the supply of materials to processing facilities. The government has decided to cut distribution channels for biodiesel as suppliers of fatty …

  • PLN to fall short of 2018 target

    27 October 2018

    PLN expects to only reach 65 percent of initial investment target Regulatory environment, delays may cause low investment, expert says State-owned electricity firm PLN is expected to fall short of its investment target this year as it has recorded below expectation figures thus far, a company executive has said. In its 2018 work plan and …

  • Indonesia aims to drive growth of clean energy but challenges remain

    24 October 2018

    Indonesia, the world’s fourth populous country and Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, will need significantly increased energy supplies in the future to meet the expected sharp jump in electricity consumption driven by the population and economic growth According to the World Bank, Indonesia’s electricity consumption level stands at about 812 kilowatts per capita. The number is …

  • Batangtoru hydropower plant generates sustainable electricity

    24 October 2018

    Indonesia’s electric power supply does not match the country’s actual need, owing to the fact that electrification tends to be centralized only in big cities like Jakarta. Therefore, in May 2015, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration announced the 35,000-megawatt (MW) electricity procurement, with an ambitious target to develop power plants with a combined capacity …

  • Pinning higher hope on hydropower

    24 October 2018

    Indonesia could not resist the rising global awareness on the importance of protecting the environment and mitigating the impact of climate change. It has to adjust all of its development programs to comply with the green principles. Such adjustment will also cover the energy sector, in which the Indonesian government will have to decrease its …