PLN Affirms Commitment to Use Renewable Energy

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, July 11 2018 - 19:00 IWST

PLTB Sidrap Sulsel (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
PLTB Sidrap Sulsel (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - PLN affirms its commitment to be able to use and expand the application of new and renewable energy in the electricity sector used to illuminate the people in the country.

"We are committed to developing new and renewable energy up to 23 percent by 2025," PLN Director of Corporate Planning Syofvi Felienty Roekman said in a discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday (7/10/2010).

He acknowledged that at present, fossil fuel-based energy still dominates about 50 percent of the fuel mix used because it is currently still the largest source of energy that can be secured.

But in the future, he added, PLN is committed to using renewable energy by developing geothermal power plant or geothermal, as well as Bayu or Wind Power Generation.

He also said that currently PLN has also placed a Public Power Supply Station such as around 1000 points in Jakarta, as well as more than 50 percent of the capital of various provinces in the country also has installed SPLU.

As proclaimed, Greenpeace wants the government to continue to develop renewable energy so welcomed the inauguration of Sidrap Bayu Power Plant (PLTB) in South Sulawesi which has been done some time ago.

"Unlike dirty power plants such as coal-fired power plants, they are free from air pollution, free from community conflicts, free from land conflicts, free from marine and coral reefs, free of destructive mining, free from fuel supply needs, and the most important thing is free from destruction of our Earth's climate, "said Greenpeace Indonesia Clean Energy Campaigner Didit Haryo to media crews.

As known, the 75 MW capacity PLTB capable of illuminating 70,000 households is a tangible manifestation of how electric energy can be generated without damaging the environment.

Greenpeace hopes the inauguration of this eco-friendly power plant project will not be the first and last, but will continue and replace power plants that still rely on sources of dirty energy such as coal which unfortunately still dominates in Indonesia.

"The government should prioritize the development and development of clean energy projects like this for the future of Indonesia," Didit Haryo concluded

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