Indonesia is set to embark on an ambitious journey towards decarbonizing its power sector with the launch of its Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan (CIPP), a strategic initiative aimed at mobilizing $20 billion in funding. This investment, pledged by global lenders including the United States and Japan, will accelerate Indonesia’s transition to clean and renewable energy sources, ultimately reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The CIPP, an integral part of Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), outlines the country’s goal of reducing carbon emissions from its on-grid power sector to 250 million metric tons by 2030. This represents a significant reduction from the estimated business-as-usual emissions of over 350 million metric tons.
Achieving these targets will require substantial investments, with the CIPP highlighting the need for $97.3 billion in funding. Of this amount, $66.9 billion will be allocated to approximately 400 projects that must be initiated no later than 2030. The remaining funds will be sourced primarily through private financing, including commercial loans, equity investments, and other debt instruments.
The launch of the investment plan comes as Indonesia sets its sights on increasing the share of renewable energy in its power generation to 44% by 2030, up from the current 12% in 2022. The JETP funding, designed to “jump start” energy transition investment, is anticipated to attract further financing that aligns with Indonesia’s green energy objectives.
While the announcement of Indonesia’s CIPP has been met with enthusiasm, some environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding the reliance on commercial loans within the funding mix. However, officials remain optimistic about the potential for private financing to drive the country’s renewable energy transition forward.
What is the goal of Indonesia’s Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan?
Indonesia aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions in its on-grid power sector to 250 million metric tons by 2030 through the implementation of its CIPP.
How much funding is Indonesia seeking to mobilize for its green energy transition?
Indonesia plans to mobilize $20 billion in funding through its Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with support from global lenders.
What percentage of renewable energy does Indonesia aim to achieve by 2030?
Indonesia plans to increase the share of renewable energy in its power generation to 44% by 2030, up from 12% in 2022.
Where will the funding for Indonesia’s energy transition come from?
Half of the funding will be sourced from private financing, including commercial loans, equity investments, and other debt instruments.