Ministry of EMR Launch Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Sub Division of Electricity Tuesday, May 15, 2018 56

  • 2018.05.16 Wednesday
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EMR Communications Team

 

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

          REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

PRESS CONFERENCE

NUMBER: 0038.Pers / 04 / SJI / 2018

Date: May 15, 2018

 Ministry of EMR Launch Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Sub Division of Electricity

 

JAKARTA - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) through the Directorate General of Electricity released Guidelines on the Calculation and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory in Sub Division of Power Affairs, in Jakarta, Tuesday (15/5).

 

Preparation of guidelines is done in order to facilitate the implementation of inventory, uniform methodology, obtain valid data, as well as measure the performance (performance) of power generation units in Indonesia, to contribute in fulfilling Indonesia's commitment in reducing GHG emissions.

 

In addition to beneficial to business actors Power Generation in calculating GHG emissions, these guidelines also provide benefits in measuring the performance of power generation units owned.

 

The drafting of the guidelines also works with the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs in the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) program and is supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

 

The implementation of GHG sub-inventory inventory is very important so that the achievement of GHG emission reduction targets in the energy sector can be measured by the Government, through which Indonesia through President Joko Widodo has signed the Paris Agreement in November 2015. In the document, the government is committed to reducing emissions Greenhouse Gases (GHG) by 29% by own effort and 41% with foreign assistance in 2030 from Business as Usual (BaU).

 

The commitment is a challenge for Indonesia, especially in providing sufficient energy while on the other hand also minimize the impact on the environment especially on climate change issues.

 

As is known, in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Indonesia document, the government is committed to reducing the GHG emissions of Energy by 11% from BaU (314 million tons CO2e) in 2030.

 

On the occasion, Munir Ahmad, Director of Technical and Environmental Affairs, said that the drafting of this guideline is the output of the GHG Emission Profile Development (GHG Inventory) activity with the development of a verification and reporting monitoring (MRV) system in the power generation sector and the industrial sector.

 

"The electricity and industrial generation sector has significant and significant amounts of GHG emissions in the national GHG emission mix," Munir said. In this guideline called Munir there is an incentive scheme for activities that can reduce GHG emissions.

 

The launch of the GHG Inventory Guidelines is attended by representatives of relevant Ministries / Agencies, power generation businesses, associations, and also the media. In this event, the symbolic handover of the Handbook from the Director General of Electricity is given to representatives of power generation business actors.

 

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