Saturday 2 December 2023

Present at COP 28 Dubai, PT PLN (Persero) Suggests Energy Transition Towards NZE 2060 Including Indonesia`s EV Infrastructure


Currently, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28)  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) which will take place 30 November-12 December 2023.

In addition to being attended by PT Astra International Tbk, which among other things shared the company’s aspirations to become one of the global mobility producers through the manufacture of electric vehicles or Electric Vehicles (EV), PT PLN (Persero) at the COP28 event explained the accelerated renewable energy development (ARED) scheme as an aggressive step for the company to support The Indonesian government achieved Net Zero Emission (NZE) 2060.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director of PLN appeared as one of the speakers at the CEO Climate Talks session at the Indonesia Pavilion.

PT PLN (Persero) gives an example that climate change is a global problem because 1 ton of carbon dioxide or CO2 emissions in Dubai will cause the same damage as 1 ton of CO2 emissions in Jakarta.

“So, the only way to move forward is through collaboration,” he explained.

For this reason, the energy transition is very important for Indonesia to maintain the current momentum of rapid economic growth. The goal is to provide environmentally friendly and affordable energy.

Illustrating the rise of EV vehicles in the country, the MG 5 EV won the Best EV Concept Car award at IIMS Hybrid 2022 [/CNR ukirsari]. “The energy transition through accelerating the development of renewable energy is also an opportunity for us to build national capacity, “creating more jobs, providing prosperity for the community, alleviating poverty, and at the same time also preserving the environment,” said Darmawan Prasodjo.

PLN itself has designed the ARED scheme to increase new renewable energy (EBT) generating capacity to 480 gigawatts (GW) by 2060. In fact, in PLN’s plan to increase generating capacity until 2040, 75 percent will be EBT-based and 25 percent gas-based.

ARED will be PLN’s main aggregator in carrying out environmentally friendly technological innovations. This innovation is carried out from upstream to downstream, such as the construction of Upper Cisokan pumped storage with a capacity of 1,040 MW and the Cirata Floating PLTS with a capacity of 192 MWp in the generation sector.

From the transmission side, PLN plans to build a green enabling transmission line supported by a smart grid. Green enabling transmission lines have a very crucial role in distributing electricity from separate and isolated EBT source locations to load centers in big cities.

According to Darmawan Prasodjo, this is the solution to overcome the load mismatch between islands in Indonesia, which reaches 33 GW.

“Why do we need to develop this infrastructure? Because this is important to maintain balance in the PLN system once EBT electricity which has an intermittent character comes in. This also allows us to increase the system’s capacity to accommodate EBT electricity from wind and solar power up to 28 GW, he said.

From the distribution side, PLN is collaborating to build a solar PV factory, carbon market and development of electric vehicle infrastructure. One form of this is that PLN has created Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations or SPKLU at various points in Indonesia and is gradually adding more.

Then, for the energy transition in the transportation sector, PLN has collaborated with 23 automotive industry partners. PLN targets to build 1,000 charging stations and 1,900 swappable battery stations as soon as possible, thereby significantly reducing emissions from the transportation sector.

“Events like COP 28 give us a sense of pride, convincing us that the previously fragmented global community has united. Apart from that, it also makes us believe, whatever challenges lie ahead, we are able to continue moving forward to fight climate change,” he stressed.

On the same occasion at the COP 28 Dubai talk show, the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar said that Indonesia’s participation in COP28 was to confirm our country’s commitment to climate change action.

Until 2022, Indonesia has been able to reduce emissions in the energy sector by 716 million tons of CO2. In this case, Indonesia has carried out various emission reduction actions so that it was able to record emission reductions of up to 60 percent.

“Once again, I emphasize that at COP 28 Dubai our priority is to highlight the main results of Indonesia’s climate action. Especially to ensure emissions reduction targets in 2030 so that we can maintain control and play an important role in achieving NZE by 2060 or faster,” said Siti Nurbaya Bakar.

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