Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Indonesia Promotes Super Grid and Clean Energy Development

    Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif recently highlighted the importance of investment in Indonesia’s super grid and clean energy development at the 1st China-ASEAN Clean Energy Week (CACEW) in Hainan, China. He emphasized that the super grid can improve the stability of electricity supply across the country, while also promoting the use of clean energy.

    The super grid, or interconnectivity, will help Indonesia optimize the utilization of renewable energy sources and create a sustainable and reliable energy system. Minister Tasrif acknowledged the potential of Indonesia’s renewable energy resources, with over 3,600 gigawatts (GW) of potential capacity. He mentioned that 4.7 GW of solar power will be developed by 2030, with a long-term target of 421 GW by 2060.

    The minister also emphasized the importance of natural gas in accelerating the transition towards clean energy. The government is actively promoting the use of natural gas through various programs, including the development of integrated gas transmission and distribution systems, infrastructure construction such as floating storage regasification units and LNG terminals, and the conversion of diesel fuel to gas.

    Minister Tasrif expressed the government’s interest in attracting Chinese gas companies to invest in gas development in Indonesia, showcasing the country’s commitment to clean energy transition and its potential as a strategic partner in the ASEAN region.

    Overall, Indonesia aims to enhance its clean energy infrastructure and promote the use of renewable sources through initiatives like the super grid. Through international partnerships and investments, the country seeks to accelerate its transition to a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy system.

    – Super grid: A high-voltage electricity transmission network that enables the integration of renewable energy sources and enhances the stability of electricity supply across large geographical areas.
    – Clean energy: Energy generated from renewable sources that have a minimal carbon footprint and do not cause significant environmental pollution.

    – Renewable energy-based transportation development prevents pollution. (ANTARA News)
    – Indonesia ‘barn’ of renewable energy sources: deputy minister. (ANTARA News)