Jakarta (ANTARA) – Installation of solar power plants (PLTS) for villagers is the concrete step of the B20 Energy, Sustainability and Climate (ESC) task force to accelerate the expansion of new renewable energies to accelerate the process of energy transition.
“The installation of solar power plants (PLTS) in rural areas is a real step for the ESC Task Force in implementing the acceleration of the energy transition and supporting the government’s goal of net zero emissions”, said Director General (CEO) of Subholding Power & New Energies Renouvelables (PNRE) Dannif Danusaputro said on the sidelines of the Meeting of Environment Deputies and the Climate Sustainability Working Group (EDM-CSWG) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (KLHK) at the Village Economic Center (Balkondes) in Karangrejo, Magelang, on Thursday.
Danusaputro noted that the installation of PLTS is part of efforts to accelerate the spread of new and decentralized renewable energy as well as increase energy security and economic prosperity for rural communities.
“As part of the B20, Pertamina fully supports and is committed to actively participating in the activities of working groups, such as the Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG), led by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and the Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG), led by the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM),” he noted.
Danusaputro invites all parties to make the Indonesian G20 Presidency and the ESC B20 Working Group a momentum to bring about change.
He noted that Pertamina is also committed to continuing its collaboration with the government and other parties and to embracing communities and villages that still have limited access to energy so that they can learn more about the potential of local energy, in particular under the aspect of new and renewable energies.
Meanwhile, the installation of PLTS is part of Pertamina’s commitment which is in line with the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in relation to clean and affordable energy and change management objectives. climatic.
In the meantime, the Director General of Pollution Control and Environmental Damage of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Sigit Reliantoro, praised Pertamina and other parties for their efforts to reproduce, restore the environment and increase people’s income by using new and renewable energies.
“I am optimistic that the joint efforts of government, business and society would help overcome the global problem of climate change,” Reliantoro said.
The installation of PLTS is part of the Go-Gerilya program initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with Pertamina, the Renewable Energy Company (SRE) and other parties in 10 villages assisted by Pertamina.
The installation of the Karangrejo power station is a pilot project for the use of PLTS which produces 1.2 kilowatt peak (kWp) and contributes to the reduction of 1,320 tons of Co2 per year.
Overall, installing 10 PLTS under the Go-Gerilya program can generate 50 kWp and has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 65,000 tonnes per year. The PLTS installed so far are used for lighting, cooking and water pumping.
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