VOInews, Jakarta: The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) is committed to providing clean and affordable electricity, and achieving the Net Zero Emission (NZE) target in 2060, through various strategies to accelerate the energy transition.
"Several strategies of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the first is to ensure that in 2060 we become NZE. The second is to ensure that the provision of electricity is not only in terms of how it must be affordable, how it must be clean, but also in line with the availability of existing resources," said Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Dadan Kusdiana, in an official statement from the Ministry, Wednesday (8/11/2023).
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has also made efforts to accelerate the provision of clean energy, especially renewable energy, whose potential is large, complete, and spread throughout Indonesia. The types of renewable energy sources are also varied, diverse, and do not rely on just one or two types.
"This will ensure that the processes of this energy transition can also ensure its resilience. We will diversify in terms of EBT utilization. We will also accelerate the provision of EBT. Already available now is the RUKN at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, RUPTL which is carried out specifically for PLN, and also for other RUPTL, business area holders, also ensuring that the use of EBT is also a priority," said Dadan.
With scattered renewable energy sources, it is also necessary to develop infrastructure and transmission facilities. The government will encourage the construction of electricity transmission that connects large islands so that industrial centers can also utilize clean electricity.
In addition, the government is also encouraging the use of electric vehicles, including the conversion of electric motorcycles.
"The government is preparing a new regulation that increases the amount of incentives for converting electric motorcycles, from Rp7 million to Rp10 million.
The government also urges people to use induction electric stoves to shift the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).