Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Continues To Encourage The Participation Of Businesses To Achieve Net Zero Emission 


The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) continues to encourage the participation of business actors in supporting efforts to achieve the Net Zero Emission (NZE) target in 2060 or sooner, as well as meeting the national energy mix target from new and renewable energy (EBT) of 23% in 2025. One of the strategic programs being developed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is the massive development of Rooftop Solar Power Plants (PLTS).


“The development of Rooftop PLTS is a strategic program for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, not only from an energy perspective, but also wants to be a driving force from an economic standpoint. We are preparing an ecosystem so that its supply chain and utilization occurs domestically,” said the Director General of New, Renewable Energy, and Conservation Energy (EBTKE) Dadan Kusdiana delivering his remarks at the Inauguration of the Rooftop PLTS in the Jababeka Industrial Area and the Declaration of the Jababeka Net Zero Forum, last Wednesday.


Dadan added, currently, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through the Directorate General of EBTKE is currently discussing the revision of Ministerial Regulation Number 26 of 2021 which regulates the use of rooftop solar to encourage optimization of rooftop solar utilization.


“In the future, there will be no capacity limit per customer as long as there is still a rooftop PLTS development quota available. Exports of electricity will no longer be counted as a bill reduction and elimination of capacity costs for industrial-class customers. In addition, existing customers will follow the new rules after the contract ends or payback is achieved. the longest period is 10 years,” Dadan explained.

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Rooftop PLTS has now become a solution for utilizing renewable energy in cities where land is limited. The potential for Rooftop PLTS nationally reaches 32.5 GW from the household, industrial, business, social, and government customers, with utilization only reaching around 80 MWp by the end of 2022.

On this occasion, Dadan also expressed his appreciation and appreciation to PT Jababeka Tbk which has encouraged the use of EBT by installing a 230 kWp Rooftop Solar Power Plant. This was achieved through a collaboration between PT Jababeka Infrastruktur and PT Pertamina Power Indonesia. This addition will increase the utilization of Rooftop PLTS in the Jababeka industrial area which has reached 3.5 MWp.

“The current trend of global market competition requires the industry to create green products whose production processes use EBT sources. In the future, the national economy will grow towards a green economy supported by a green industry. It is hoped that this can become a role model for other industrial areas,” concluded Dadan.

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The construction of the Rooftop PLTS is one of PT Jababeka Tbk’s efforts to achieve Net Zero Emissions. In the Jababeka Industrial area there are already eight tenants using Rooftop PLTS with a total capacity of 3,521.3 kWp or around 3.5 MWp. In addition, there is a potential of as many as 12 tenants who will install Rooftop PLTS with a total capacity of around 4.7 MWp.

“The Jababeka Industrial Estate is fully committed to realizing the nation’s vision to create a better industrial future in Indonesia NZE in 2060 where renewable energy is the soul of this movement,” said President Director of PT Jababeka Infrastruktur Cahyadi Raharja on the same occasion.

This commitment was then outlined in the B20 side event where industry groups/companies in the Jababeka Industrial Estate signed a joint statement and announced plans to become the first Net Zero Industrial Cluster in the Southeast Asia region and the 12th in the world. In addition, the Jababeka Net Zero Forum will be launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit 2023 in Davos which aims to gather ideas, opportunities, strategies, and plans for the Net Zero Emission movement in the Jababeka Industrial Area.

“PLTS Atap Jababeka is a commitment from Jababeka to collaborate with one partner, namely Pertamina through Pertamina New Renewable Energy by building a PLTS Roof on two floors with a total capacity of 230 KWP. The PLTS Roof being built is the first stage that has been built and there will be many further developments related to PLTS Roof,” explained Cahyadi.

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As the manager of an industrial area with an area of ​​around 5,600 hectares, Jababeka has the potential to invite and contribute in implementing environmentally friendly technologies. “We have to work together with industrial area managers, technology providers, and the government to collaborate to create an NZE industrial area. Let’s take this first step together to create a sustainable future for industrial areas,” said Cahyadi.

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