The Requirement for Waste Generation Development Faster Tuesday, April 3, 2018

  • 2018.04.03 Tuesday
  • 17:09

EMR Communications Team

 

 

JAKARTA - Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said that the development of Renewable Energy (EBT) with a mixed target of 23% by 2025 is the Government's commitment as set in the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Municipal waste that can be processed into electricity through Waste Power Plants (PLTSa) is also part of EBT development. However, the Local Government has an important role and responsibility in the management of municipal waste, including encouraging the development of PLTSa can be more massive.

 

In addition, Minister Jonan also said that the current concept of energy management has changed that energy is no longer merely as a commodity but as a development capital.

 

"The role of energy now is not just commodities, but as development capital," explained Jonan in the National Coordination Meeting on National Policy and Strategy of Household Waste Management and Garbage of Household Garbage at Auditorium of Manggala Wanabakti Building of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Jakarta , Tuesday (5/4).

 

Jonan explained that the projection of national electricity demand is increasing from year to year. "In 10 years, electricity consumption per capita doubled," said Jonan.

 

To that end, the Government is committed to boost the national electrification ratio by 100 percent and target the New Renewable Energy (EBT) -based energy mix in 2025 to 23 percent.

 

About waste management as a power plant from the EBT sector, Jonan insists that the issue of municipal waste is not a major issue of energy, but environmental issues. "This is not an energy issue that is accounted for by us in charge of the sector." This waste is more on regional issues, environmental issues, "said Jonan.

 

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jonan added, contributed to waste management at the PLTSa electricity sale price section and assigned the State Electricity Company (PLN) to buy electricity.

 

On the basis of that, Jonan asked the Local Government to be more proactive in managing waste. Should it be possible to build a waste-based power plant, Jonan hopes that the Local Government will allow to giving a respite to rule of tipping fee. "Please be proactive and the tipping fee is given, so that (PLTSa) can work, because the city's need more clean and healthy environment," said Jonan.

 

Even so, Jonan still encourage all big cities in Indonesia to waste management fee used for electricity. "I encourage all big cities so that waste management can become electricity with condition the  tipping fee given by local government," he said.

 

To note, the electricity sector continues to increase in investors eyes. Based on the ease of doing business ranking of ease of doing business in the field of electricity, Indonesia's ranking continues to increase every year in 2017, ranking 49th to 38th in 2018. "The final target of this Government is strived to be under 25," concluded Jonan. (kAy)

 

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