Indonesian Government Accelerates Energy Transition With Rooftop Solar Power Plants Initiative

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In its pursuit of achieving net-zero emissions by 2060 or sooner, the government of Indonesia is taking significant steps to accelerate the energy transition. One of the key initiatives driving this transition is the utilization of Rooftop Solar Power Plants (PLTS). With an impressive potential of 32.5 gigawatts (GW), PLTS Roof presents a promising solution for tapping into green energy sources and creating opportunities for various stakeholders, including households, industries, businesses, social groups, and government entities, to actively contribute to the nation’s energy transformation.


The increasing adoption of Rooftop PLTS has become a crucial focus for the Directorate General of Electricity at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM). Mohamad Priharto Dwinugroho, Director of Engineering and Environment, emphasized the ministry’s responsibility in ensuring that all Rooftop PLTS installations adhere to Electricity Safety (K2) regulations.

Speaking at the Sharing Session for Installation Standards for Rooftop PLTS in Yogyakarta, Nugroho stressed the significance of complying with electricity safety standards during the construction and installation of PLTS Rooftops. This approach ensures the seamless, reliable, and environmentally friendly operation of PLTS Rooftops, thus promoting a safer and more sustainable energy landscape.

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The Technical Inspection Institute (LIT), responsible for certifying electric power installations, plays a vital role in guaranteeing that each PLTS Roof installation fulfils the requirements of K2 and is capable of functioning effectively.

“LIT must verify the safety of Rooftop PLTS electricity by providing proof of ownership of an Operational Worthy Certificate (SLO). Additionally, it is essential to ensure that all equipment used in Rooftop PLTS, including solar panels, inverters, control systems, and protection mechanisms, comply with the relevant rules and standards mandated by statutory provisions,” Nugroho explained.

To further enhance accountability and promote adherence to electricity safety rules in every Rooftop PLTS installation, the event witnessed the signing of a commitment by the Installation Business Entity (bangsang) and LIT.

This concerted effort and commitment are expected to drive significant progress towards creating reliable, safe, and environmentally friendly electricity installations, with Rooftop PLTS playing a pivotal role in the nation’s sustainable energy future.

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