Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Indonesian government has announced that it has joined Clean Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI) driven by the United States government on investment in the clean energy sector.
This step is Indonesia’s efforts to mitigate climate change and improve the green economy.
The Clean Energy Demand Initiative is an international assistance to accelerate efforts to achieve the 2030 NDC (National Determined Contribution) target and reach net zero emissions by 2060, said Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif at the launch of CEDI at the COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday Nov. 4).
“Green economy, green technology and green products need to be improved so that Indonesia could be more competitive in the global market,” said Arifin Tasrif.
The participation of Indonesia in this initiative, he added, could strengthen cooperation with the government and influential business entities in the U.S. to promote clean energy investment.
“I express our gratitude and appreciation to the U.S. government for inviting us to join this initiative. I look forward to further discussions on this cooperation,” said the minister.
One of Indonesia’s efforts to develop green industrial areas is to utilize large-scale renewable energy-based power plants.
Currently, a hydropower plant with a capacity of 9 gigawatts (GW) is being developed in North Kalimantan province, which is integrated with the development of green industries under the Renewable Energy Based Industry Development (REBID) program.
“This program will also be established in other areas such as Papua,” said Arifin.
In addition, starting in 2025 there will be the development of a super grid as part of providing energy access for local people throughout Indonesia.
Indonesia has set a target of 23 percent of renewable energy in its primary energy mix by 2025, reducing emissions by 29-41 percent based on the NDC target by 2030 and net zero emissions (NZE) by 2060, or faster with international supports.
“We are preparing the NZE roadmap in accordance with the (target),” said the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Reporting by Indonesia Window