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Pertamina Supports The First Net Zero Industrial Cluster In Southeast Asia

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Pertamina continues to carry out its commitment as the driving force of the energy transition in Indonesia. In collaboration with Jababeka, Pertamina presents an energy mix through the development and development of energy that is more environmentally friendly. This collaboration resulted in a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) with a capacity of 230 kWp which supports the electricity needs of the first Net Zero Industrial Cluster in Southeast Asia. Jababeka is also one of 12 Net Zero Industrial Clusters around the world. This step is a strategic collaboration between Pertamina and Jababeka to be active in efforts to create a clean energy ecosystem in Indonesia and the world.

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The PLTS was inaugurated by the Director General of EBTKE, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia Dadan Kusdiana, Main Director of Pertamina Nicke Widyawati, Chief Executive Officer of Pertamina New and Renewable Energy Dannif Danusaputro and Main Director of Jababeka Tjahjadi Rahardja. Installed in the Jababeka Industrial Area, the PLTS which is capable of generating 308 MWh of electricity per year has the potential to reduce Co2 by 258 tons of CO2 per year and is ready to operate to support the realization of the Jababeka Green Industrial Estate.

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Along with the inauguration of the PLTS, the Jababeka Net Zero Forum Declaration was also held as a forum for collaboration, learning, discussion, and sharing of information related to decarbonization, and realizing the Net Zero Industrial Zone in Indonesia.

According to Dadan, the potential for solar energy in Indonesia can reach 207.8 gigawatts (GW). This is because Indonesia is located on the equator which gets hot from the sun all year round, especially during the dry season. There is great potential for Indonesia to continue to develop PLTS as a source of clean energy. “The government really supports similar cooperation in order to create a green industrial climate and business ecosystem in Indonesia,” explained Dadan.

In her remarks, Nicke said that this collaboration was very useful, not only creating clean energy but also being an example for other companies. “This collaboration is in line with the government’s target in the energy transition. In addition, this project will provide benefits for industrial tenants in Jababeka in increasing the use of new and renewable energy,” added Nicke.

Dannif also said that this collaboration is very strategic, because the development of clean energy will be one of Pertamina’s future business focuses, and not only Pertamina, but other industries will also begin to be actively involved in the utilization of this new renewable energy. “We very much welcome this synergy, considering that this initiative supports efforts to reduce emissions. Pertamina NRE is very enthusiastic about providing solutions for industries that are committed to increasing the use of green energy,” said Dannif.

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According to Tjahjadi, providing infrastructure for Industrial Estates is the main business of PT Jababeka Infrastruktur in line with the government’s commitment to the energy transition. With Jababeka’s vision to become a pioneer in a green industrial estate, this collaboration is very much in line. Jababeka is taking concrete steps by utilizing solar energy as renewable energy.

“With this, we are collaborating with Pertamina NRE and supporting Pertamina’s role in the energy transition, hopefully, this can be the first step in realizing a Net Zero Industrial Cluster which can become a benchmark for other industrial locations,” said Tjahjadi.

Jababeka manages areas in Cikarang, Tanjung Lesung, Kendal, and Morotai, and is the ‘home’ of more than 2,000 industrial tenants from 30 countries. For the development of PLTS itself in the entire area, it has the potential for up to 75 MW capacity.

Pertamina through its sub-holding, Pertamina NRE is aggressively building a green business to support Net Zero Emissions of 20260. In addition to the development of renewable energy such as Geothermal, Solar, and biogas, Pertamina NRE also focuses on low-carbon business initiatives such as nature-based solutions and the development of future energy businesses such as batteries and electric vehicles, carbon, hydrogen, and green industrial cluster businesses.

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Pertamina is strongly committed to implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects in conducting business and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. Pertamina is also committed to becoming a strategic partner of the government in the 2060 Net Zero Emission roadmap.

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