PLN Designs New RUPTL, EBT Portion Reaches 75%

PLN Designs New RUPTL, EBT Portion Reaches 75%

Source: | June 5, 2024

President Director of PT PLN (Persero), Darmawan Prasodjo, said that currently his party is designing a new electricity supply business plan (RUPTL). In the new RUPTL, PLN plans that 75 percent of the electricity capacity produced by the company will be based on new renewable energy (EBT) and 25 percent from gas.

Darmawan said that his party is committed to finding a balance point between growth and sustainability in facing the challenge of climate change. Four years ago, PLN designed the greenest RUPTL in history by setting ambitious new renewable energy targets.

According to him, this is in line with the government’s efforts to set a net zero carbon target by 2060.

“Now, of course, we are in the process of designing a new RUPTL together with the government for the 2024-2033 RUPTL,” said Darmawan on the sidelines of the 2024 Road to PLN Investment Days in Jakarta, Tuesday (4/6).

Even so, he said, there is a challenge in producing new renewable energy. The reason is, there is a mismatch between the location of potential new renewable energy and the center of electricity demand.

Therefore, Darmawan said, it is necessary to build green transmission lines to connect the electrical energy produced with consumption locations.

Network Rental

Meanwhile, the Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Eniya Listiani Dewi, said that all green RUPTL needs are being considered to regulate the network rental scheme. All distribution of new renewable energy will be fulfilled by the network rental scheme.

“The green RPUTL will be discussed this month, after the DPR recesses,” said Eniya to, Tuesday (7/5).

Apart from the green RUPTL, Eniya said, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the DPR will also discuss the domestic component level (TKDN) for green investment in Indonesia. Currently, many new renewable energy investments will enter Indonesia but are hampered by TKDN regulations.

For this reason, Eniya said, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is encouraging TKDN relaxation for green investment in Indonesia. He gave the example of foreign investment for a PLTS project worth IDR 49 trillion which was forced to proceed in place due to the polemic regarding TKDN requirements. TKDN regulations from the Ministry of Industry state that the domestic component for PLTS must reach 60 percent.

However, he said, many PLTS components still have to be imported. Foreign investors also often require them to use the components they bring if they want to invest their capital in Indonesia.

“Many things are hampered because all investments must include TKDN elements,” said Eniya.

 Eniya said that the government and Commission VII of the DPR agreed that the PLTS installation would still use local or domestic materials. However, if it cannot be fulfilled locally, relaxation will be given.

He said that the relaxation in question was specifically for investment in PLTS development from abroad. This relaxation will be provided through an application to the Ministry of Industry.

After that, the Ministry of Industry coordinated with the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenko Marves) which is the national team for the Increased Use of Domestic Products (P3DN) program. The P3DN national team members will determine whether to agree on the relaxation of TKDN. “So the term does not meet it, that’s okay, but there are many considerations that will be made, and the one who decides is the P3DN national team,” he said.


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