Dutch and Indonesian authorities team up on renewable energy use

Authorities in the Netherlands and Indonesia have signed an agreement to collaborate on energy transition, specifically the use of renewable energy sources to tackle climate change.

The agreement was signed by the Dutch Minister of Climate and Energy, Rob Jetten, and the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif. At the G20 climate and energy ministerial talks in Bali, an agreement was reached to facilitate the sharing of information and the funding of specific initiatives.

Developing wind energy

For instance, just recently the Dutch company Pondera and the Indonesian state energy firm Pertamina signed an agreement to build the country’s first offshore wind farm. In the ‘Integrated Offshore Wind Energy & Hydrogen Production Facility’ collaboration, the firms have signed a Joint Study Agreement (JSA). In accordance with the MoU signed by Pertamina and Pondera in April, 2022 for the construction of a Wind Power Plant, the parties have entered into the present JSA.

Indonesia’s potential for harnessing wind power is substantial. Several areas in Indonesia, including the southern coast of Java, South Sulawesi, Maluku, and East Nusa Tenggara, have been identified by the Research and Construction Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (KESDM) as having potential for wind power plant development.

There are now two operational wind farms in Indonesia, one in Sidrap with 75 MW and another in Jeneponto with 60 MW. Specifically, both factories may be found in South Sulawesi Province. A total of 255 MW of wind power is planned to be operational by 2025, according to the National Energy Mix (BEN).

Image source: Dutch Embassy Indonesia

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