On December 3, 2015, Executive Director of the Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics, Dr. Hakimul Batih delivered a presentation on “Renewable Energy Assessment on Indonesia’s National Energy Planning” in Alternative Energy session of the public seminar. The seminar is part of a series of “Green City Indonesia” Exhibition & Seminar event organized by Atma Jaya University in collaboration with EKONID (Chambers of Indonesia-Germany) which lasted for three days from December 2 to December 4 2015. The event was attended by professionals, academics and students from various institutions.
The purpose of the exhibition and the seminar is to provide initial educative platform for young generations especially high-school and university students as well as young professionals, about various topics related to Green City such as Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency on Buildings, Solid Waste Management, Water Treatment , and other interesting topics. In addition, it aimed to raise awareness of the target audiences about the Green City movement for sustainable development in the future.
In his presentation, Dr. Batih explained about the Government Regulation (PP) number 79 of 2014 on National Energy Policy (KEN), which had become the basis for RUEN preparation by KEN. In these regulations, the target for New and Renewable Energy (EBT) should be increased by 23% in 2025 and 31% in 2050.
Dr. Batih also explained that there are still obstacles to implement the National Energy Policy. In drafting the RUEN, initial findings showed that there is still a gap between the target of 10 GW for EBT in 2025 with the existing projects. This gap is detected once a list of committed projects until 2025 was made and thus associated with the target of KEN in 2025. This 10 GW gap shows that there are still potential projects for the development of renewable energy. Utilization of renewable energy resources is currently still under 10% of the existing potential, therefore greater efforts need to be executed to optimize the utilization of renewable energy and reach the targeted portion of renewable energy in total power generation. For example, one proposed solution for Solar Power Plant is the availability of regulations on the use of rooftop solar panels, which strongly endorses the concept of green city.