RE News

  • Solar panel regulation to protect PLN, says expert

    27 November 2018

    The latest issuance of a ministerial regulation on solar panels shows that the government is against the adoption of renewable energy technology because the regulation is hampering rather than accelerating the use of green energy, says an energy expert. Fabby Tumiwa, the executive director of local energy think tank the Institute for Essential Services Reform …

  • New Sulawesi wind farm near completion

    8 November 2018

    JAKARTA: Following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inauguration of the 100-hectare Sidrap Wind Farm in Sindereng Rappang regency, South Sulawesi, a second wind farm in the province’s Jeneponto regency is 97 percent complete. The Commercial Operation Date (COD) of the Jenoponto wind farm is set for the end of this year, the Energy and Mineral Resources …

  • RI on priority list of new US development drive

    7 November 2018

    Indonesia looks to become another front for the rivalry between the United States and China, as Washington seeks to consolidate several development finance agencies into a single entity capable of rivaling Beijing’s efforts in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a US official has said. Last month, the US Congress passed the BUILD Act, a …

  • Indonesia seeks ambitious trade boost with UK

    6 November 2018

    The Indonesian government is exploring possibilities to expand cooperation in commerce, investment and tourism with the United Kingdom amid global economic uncertainty sparked by escalating trade tensions and monetary adjustment in advanced countries. Speaking at the Indonesia Briefing 2018 forum in London, UK, recently, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK Rizal Sukma revealed his government’s ambitious …

  • Pertamina to miss geothermal power plant target

    6 November 2018

    Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a subsidiary of state energy holding company Pertamina, will miss its production and investment growth target this year due to lower electricity demand from state electricity firm PLN as their off-taker. PGE president director Ali Mundakir said the company was expected to attain around 90 percent of its total investment target …

  • 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. …