Jakarta, Indonesia – In February 15th, 2021, IIEE participated in the Kick-off Meeting of Mainstreaming Regional Climate Mitigation Action and Regional Energy Planning into Regional Mid-term Development Plan (RPJMD) Project. This project was initiated by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Directorate-General for New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG-NREEC) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), with the funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics (IIEE) serves as the consultant, being a partner and part of UNDP in assisting 3 (three) pilot provinces (East Nusa Tenggara – NTT, West Sulawesi and Jambi) to develop technocratic regional mid-term development planning framework for climate mitigation measures in renewable energy and energy efficiency. This includes harmonizing national strategies for climate change mitigation and GHG emission reduction in energy sector with regional strategies, and designing & implementing efficient models in RPJMD Technocratic design based on MTRE3’s studies for reducing emissions in energy sector and promoting renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) measures.
Participating in this kick-off meeting are the stakeholders from the Central and Regional Government Agencies from each of 3 (three) pilot provinces, which consist of:
- DG NREEC – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
- LCDI – National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)
- Development Planning Agency at Provincial Level (Bappeda/Bappelitbangda)
- Energy Agency at Provincial Level (Dinas ESDM)
The kick-off meeting was opened by Mr. Gatot Tri Widodo, from DG NREEC, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. In his opening remarks, he explained that the kick-off meeting was conducted to ensure similar understanding from all stakeholders, to present and to discuss methodology and work plan of the project, and to obtain commitment of contribution from all local stakeholders.
In his presentation, the National Project Manager of MTRE3 Program, Mr. Boyke Lakaseru, explained that MTRE3 attempts to encourage mitigation action in the energy sector, related to central and regional government’s policies. The MTRE3’s studies will be used as references to develop recommendations in the KLHS (Kajian Lingkungan Hidup Strategis / Strategic Environmental Study) of RPJMD related to strategic issues in the energy sector in the three pilot provinces.
The studies and Technical Assistance (TA) of MTRE3 project focus on:
- Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Inventarisasi GRK),
- Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) benchmarking for commercial buildings and government buildings in several big cities (including 4 pilot provinces),
- Climate Mitigation Action Plan review (Kaji Ulang RAD-GRK),
- Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) for Renewable Energy power generation in 4 provinces.
Mr. Hakimul Batih, the Executive Director of IIEE, presented the project methodology and work plan to the stakeholders from the three provinces. He stressed that this project is vital to secure the funding for Regional Energy Planning (Rencana Umum Energi Daerah / RUED) as a part of the provincial development plan. In this project, RUED and other MTRE3’s studies will be adopted as energy sector recommendations in the KLHS draft. Hakimul Batih also explained that the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 (affordable and clean energy) indicators will be assessed in IIEE’s recommendations. IIEE will use SPEND (Sistem Perencanaan dan Pemantauan Energi Nasional dan Daerah / National and Regional Energy Planning and Monitoring System) and MELISA (Monitoring dan Evaluasi Listrik Desa / Monitoring and Evaluation for Village Electricity), their latest developed applications, as tools to calculate renewable energy mix and to review the electrification ratio in the three provinces.
The kick-off meeting was closed by discussion sessions with the representatives from Bappeda / Bappelitbangda and Dinas ESDM of NTT, Jambi, and West Sulawesi Provinces. Each province’s representative conveyed their respective needs on the development of energy sector planning through KLHS and RPJMD Technocratic draft.